I know historically in the US, the "created by" credit went to whoever wrote the pilot episode, even if they didn't really have much to do with the development of the show, or had much, if any, involvement after the pilot. But it meant writers were often eager to write pilot episodes so they'd get that credit (and presumably residuals too) on every episode if the show went to a series. So, for example, every episode of Bewitched has "created by Sol Saks", even though he didn't develop the show, or write any episodes after the pilot, but he got his name on all 250-odd episodes as a result. Similar with Bernard Fein on Hogan's Heroes.
Last edited by james-2001 on 23 August 2019 10:55pm