Stephen Falk created Next Caller, a comedy that got picked up by NBC.
Then NBC took it away.
He tells the whole story with bracing honesty on his blog post "Advice To Young TV Writers (but really: What Happened To My NBC Show)" - a must read for all television writers!
Special kudos to Stephen for his postscript about hiring a gender balanced writer's room. That's how you do it, showrunners...