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Amazon debuts two new TV pilots based on best-selling novels

The internet giant asks fans to vote on which shows go on to become fully-funded series. This time, two are based on bestsellers, the latest example of Amazon using data to predict winners.

Which Amazon pilots will survive? It's up to you.


Amazon's latest TV shows promise to be a little...interesting.

The internet retail giant debuted two of its TV-like show pilots: "The Interestings," about artistic teenagers in the '70s, and "The Last Tycoon," an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's work about Hollywood power struggles. They're available to Amazon subscribers starting Friday.

The shows are part of Amazon's efforts to find hit shows by allowing viewers to vote on their survival. Last year, Amazon debuted one of its most controversial shows "The Man in High Castle," a show based on a novel about life in a world where the Nazis and Japanese won WWII. That same year, another show, "Transparent," nabbed the internet giant its first Golden Globe award.