“Don’t dismiss people, don’t be a dick, and don’t rush. Play the long game.” – Tim Ferriss Welcome to a special edition of The Tim Ferriss Show. Back in 2007 I experienced a “Tipping Point” for The 4-Hour Workweek at South by Southwest (SxSW) that played a key role in the book becoming a worldwide bestseller. […]
When producing daytime talk shows in the late '90s to the '00s, we used to produce every genre of pre-dated reality shows in one-hour talk-show formats (46 minutes of actual show time). Topics included: Wishes and Dreams, where -- pre-Oprah's...Show More Summary
Network sitcoms have avoided being topical for such a long time that they have seemingly forgotten how. Perhaps that's why NBC's "The Carmichael Show" feels so ungainly, seeking to achieve a balance between tackling timely issues regarding race while allowing plenty of time for jokes about, say,...
In two weeks, Stephen Colbert will be on network television every night and he will have to be funny. During his time off between the end of “The Colbert Report” and the beginning of “The Late Show,” he’s been honing his comedic skills, including hosting a public access show in Michigan and showing up in random […]
Some TV shows never even make it past the first season. Maybe a series lacked the ratings to match its artistic accomplishments, or maybe it floundered its way into the network crosshairs, but it’s time to look at one-season series outside the immediate context of ratings and renewals. Show More Summary
Said Bills G.M. Doug Whaley of QB Tyrod Taylor, “He’s got everything you’re looking for. We just have to make sure he can produce when his time’s called.” Former Dolphins CB Eddie Jackson will get his own show on the Food Network after winning a reality show on the network. LB Jonathan Freeny liked playing…
Out of the nearly 15 minutes of coverage the network morning shows devoted to the 2016 presidential race on Monday, only three minutes of that air time focused on the e-mail scandal continuing to plague Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
Rarely do I take the time to complain about reality shows, because I?m usually not bothered by how things turn out. But that wasn?t the case for tonight?s finale of Food Network Star, in which the wrong man won. Not that I won't watch his show or anything.Click To Continue Reading
NBC appears to be having a hard time locking down its prime-time schedule for fall. Deadline.com reports that the network’s latest tweak again focuses on the variety show “Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris.” The Tuesday night series “will...
Neil Patrick Harris came to the TCA Summer Press Tour to plug his new, live, eight-week variety show for NBC, Best Time Ever. Asked if he’d watched Fox’s very short-lived Knock Knock Live, which the network put out of its misery late...Show More Summary
HBO just announced that it has struck a deal to air Sesame Street for the next five years on the network. The iconic show, which has aired on PBS for 45 years, will start running on HBO later this fall. Don't worry: The show will continue airing on PBS following a nine-month window during which HBO has exclusive rights to run it. Show More Summary
As reported by The L.A. Times, the hit Cartoon Network show The Amazing World Of Gumball is going to get a full-length graphic novel side-story. The show focuses on Gumball (a little cat boy), his sister Anais (a rabbit), and his adopted...Show More Summary
The combination of a smartphone, fast Internet, and social networking enables you to talk about anything, at any time. For celebrities, showing is better than telling. Facebook Live lets public figures broadcast a video, and fans get to interact with them in real time. Show More Summary
Summer is the perfect time to get together with friends, watch TV shows, movies and play some games. Starting today, you’ll find either new cast-enabled apps for Chromecast to enjoy on the big screen. From Khaleesi to Hannah Horvath:...Show More Summary
From the August 5 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Sean Hannity Show: Previously: Conservative Media's Fact-Challenged Comparison Between David Petraeus And Hillary Clinton Fox's Megyn Kelly Pushes Flawed Comparison Between Hillary Clinton And David Petraeus Media's Baseless Speculation That Clinton May Have Broken Laws With Email Use
Former "Saturday Night Live," cast member Terry Sweeney, the first openly gay man on network television, talks about his time on the show with Michael Musto.
Jon Stewart will be missed by millions of people… but likely not by Fox News, the cable news network that has been a frequent target of Stewart’s derision. Stewart on Monday kicked off his final week as host of The Daily Show by doing what he’s done so well over the past 17 years: He torched Fox News for perhaps the final time. Show More Summary
The Daily Show's Jon Stewart gave Fox's Howard Kurtz and his network the treatment they deserve one more time before leaving the air this week. As we already discussed here, Howie and his buddy David Zurawik were bashing Stewart once...Show More Summary
Cartoon Network primarily is working two angles when it comes to its original programming–wacky, absurdist shows bordering on nonsensical (Uncle Grandpa, Teen Titans Go!) and weird-but-deeply-impactful shows (Adventure Time, Regular Show, Steven Universe). Show More Summary
The CW is always looking for outside-the-box premises for shows and this time the network has definitely hit the nail on the head in terms of weirdness. On Wednesday, we learned that the CW wants to produce a much different version of the famous Louisa May Alcott.Click To Continue Reading