Re: Don't know squat... rookie question
What people say on this forum is not FACT. Much of it is opinion and speculation.
You've no real evidence to suggest that newcomers don't get to write pilots.
I'm not a tv writer, so I can't give you the break down on this. I would suggest you go out and find real people who work in television, and ask them for advice.
Also, if you are getting serious offers, consult with an entertainment lawyer or agent. They'll be able to guide you on this. Done Deal has lists of agencies and lawyers.