Upfronts Follow-Up: The realities of pilot season and the odds of making a hit sitcom (2013-2017)
The annual song and dance of broadcast network Upfronts presentations sells advertisers on the need each May to book their 30 and 60-second commercials in primetime on their TV networks come September, with appearances by each network’s big stars and news personalities to make them feel all wa... [Read More]
Navigating ‘Pilot Season’ with Sarah Silverman and Sam Seder
If you want to make a movie, you can. That’s not to say it won’t take a lot of work from a lot of friends, and potentially, even more money, but it can be done. Twenty years ago, not so much. That’s what makes the 1997 film Who’s the Caboose? incredible. Co-written and direct... [Read More]
Navigating ‘Pilot Season’ with Sarah Silverman and Sam Seder
If you want to make a movie, you can. That’s not to say it won’t take a lot of work from a lot of friends, and potentially, even more money, but it can be done. Twenty years ago, not so much. That’s what makes the 1997 film Who’s the Caboose? incredible. Co-written and direct... [Read More]
Navigating ‘Pilot Season’ with Sarah Silverman and Sam Seder
If you want to make a movie, you can. That’s not to say it won’t take a lot of work from a lot of friends, and potentially, even more money, but it can be done. Twenty years ago, not so much. That’s what makes the 1997 film Who’s the Caboose? incredible. Co-written and direct... [Read More]
Amazon announces premiere date for 2016 comedy pilots
One particular thing that stands out when it comes to streaming shows on Amazon versus any of the other platforms is that they want you to be directly a part of pilot season. Amazon’s streaming service allows you to not only watch the pilots for potential upcoming series, but also help decide ... [Read More]
Amazon announces premiere date for 2016 comedy pilots
One particular thing that stands out when it comes to streaming shows on Amazon versus any of the other platforms is that they want you to be directly a part of pilot season. Amazon’s streaming service allows you to not only watch the pilots for potential upcoming series, but also help decide ... [Read More]
Amazon announces premiere date for 2016 comedy pilots
One particular thing that stands out when it comes to streaming shows on Amazon versus any of the other platforms is that they want you to be directly a part of pilot season. Amazon’s streaming service allows you to not only watch the pilots for potential upcoming series, but also help decide ... [Read More]
Upfronts Follow-Up: How did the rookie class of 2015 broadcast network sitcoms fare?
It's Friday the 13th on your calendar, which marked a dark day for several network TV series awaiting their fates for renewal or cancellation. But even for those sitcoms fortunate enough to earn a second season -- or those pilots looking for their initial season orders by ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and The ... [Read More]
A flowchart explaining the differences between 27 broadcast network sitcom pilots in 2016
Modern Family remains a hit for ABC in its seventh season, and that network has successfully expanded that family sitcom template in the past couple of seasons to include blackish, Fresh Off The Boat, The Goldbergs, and coming next week, they hope to do likewise with The Real O'Neals. CBS has rookie... [Read More]
A flowchart explaining the differences between 27 broadcast network sitcom pilots in 2016
Modern Family remains a hit for ABC in its seventh season, and that network has successfully expanded that family sitcom template in the past couple of seasons to include blackish, Fresh Off The Boat, The Goldbergs, and coming next week, they hope to do likewise with The Real O'Neals. CBS has rookie... [Read More]