Originally a two hour MGM TV movie-pilot, with the first two hour pilot airing on CBS-TV, followed weekly by four one hour films. New permanent and swing sets were built at the MGM Culver City Studios, in December 1979, going into immediate production as a CBS mid season replacement. The fifth installment, filming the first four days production, with cast and crew on location at a Lake Piru auto-racetrack, MGM was notified that CBS axed the low rated series. The next day, upon cast and crew returning from location to the studio for stage filming, which was on schedule, MGM ceased production without further filming. Instead, a spontaneous wrap party occurred that night ending the production with all stage sets dressed without a camera roll. MGM Executives regretted not completing the last show when the production was marketed as a syndicated series in Australia and Japan. With six installments, "Beyond Westworld's" television viewing foreign syndicated market should have brought a greater financial return for MGM Television.