Herbie J Pilato Reminds Us That ‘The New Dick Van Dyke Show’ Once was a Thing

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is Part 2 of TVWriter™ Classic TV Day. Part 1 is below it…because, as strange as it may be, that’s how the interwebs work.)

The NEW Dick Van Dyke Show – 50 Years Later
by Herbie J Pilato

Ten years after The Dick Van Dyke Show debuted on CBS, October 3, 1961, The New Dick Van Dyke Show premiered on CBS, September 18, 1971. read article

Larry Brody’s TV Writing Tips & Tricks #23 – How Not To Write a Script That Sells. Or Even works.

by Larry Brody

Looking for more detailed info on TV Writing? Then this is for you!

Now, because even though most of you have NOT asked for it – in spite of the face that all of you need it, here’s my take on:


America’s Top 10 TV & Streaming Shows & More, More, More

Who woulda suspected that our friends at Nielson.Com have been making everything – possibly more than everything – any one or two or 4 billion TV viewers might want to know right there for all to see week after week for, well, for years.

So, direct from the horse’s, erm, mouth. read article

WGAW April 2021 Calendar

Here’s what going on, socially and professionally,  at the Writers Guild of America West this month:

May 2021


Members must RSVP in advance to receive access info to participate in online events. read article

Writers vs. Execs Dept: Saying No to Free Leavebehinds

The current discussion regarding free leavebehinds is one of the most contentious TV and film writing issues of our time. The Writers Guild of America West is dead against it. In the following video, several top writers do their best to clarify why.

More WGAW Videos for all our edification