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  • Friday Questions
    by (Ken Levine) on April 20, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    It’s Friday Question Day with new Friday Questions. What’s yours?Gary starts us off.One of the most annoying trends in family sitcoms is that the children always talk like adults. In fact this is so ingrained I don't think it can even be called a trend anymore. The last TV comedy in which the children actually spoke realistically may have been Leave it to Beaver. My question is, have you ever had to write any extended dialogue for children? Did you find it unusually challenging? And […]

  • Earning moments
    by (Ken Levine) on April 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Nothing elevates a sitcom episode like a big emotional moment.  It gives the show depth.  The audience doesn't just come for the jokes; they become invested in the characters.  They start to really care about them.   Their problems are meaningful and you root for them to succeed. Shows that can pull that off tend to have staying power with audiences.   Especially if the problems are universal.   That's why you can watch a DICK VAN DYKE SHOW from […]

  • EP68: Meet Nancy Travis
    by (Ken Levine) on April 19, 2018 at 4:00 am

    Ken talks with actress Nancy Travis about her career, her process, her ups and downs, and lots of fun stories along the way. Nancy is very candid and you’re going to love her.  Listen to the Hollywood & Levine podcast! […]

  • Could this be the end of Oscar?
    by (Ken Levine) on April 18, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Don’t look now but the movie industry as we know it could well be going the way of newspapers and bookstores and Atari. The movie industry’s target demographic (18-34) has been fleeing the Cineplex in alarming numbers. Double-digit defection. Other demographics have already abandoned the movie house – all in favor of staying home and watching on their own devices. And why not? Ticket prices are absurd, popcorn is ridiculous, people around you are texting and talking, you […]

  • RIP Harry Anderson
    by (Ken Levine) on April 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    I can't believe this isn't just one of his ingenious hustles. Come on Harry, show yourself.   There's so much that doesn't make sense.  Harry was only 65.  He can't be gone.  This must be a trick. I first met Harry during pre-production of the first season of CHEERS.  So June or July 1982.  He came into the office wearing the full Harry the Hat outfit.   We were looking to sprinkle in some colorful characters and boy did he fit the bill.  A few […]