Herbie J Pilato On How to Create & Produce a TV Show that SELLS

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by Herbie J Pilato

I have wanted my own TV show ever since I was a little kid.

Who hasn’t, right?

Especially in today’s all-access media/communications world in which anything is possible.

But Then Again with Herbie J Pilato, my new classic TV talk show (now streaming on Amazon Prime, Shout! Factory TV, and several other media outlets), did not happen overnight.

It took more like over 50 years, following decades of branding myself a classic TV “go-to-guy,” either as the author of various classic TV companion books or through the general chronicling and celebration of classic TV via various websites, magazine and newspaper articles, appearances on entertainment news TV or radio shows or documentaries (for which I either wrote, consulted on or produced).

The show happened for a lot of reasons…and I certainly didn’t do it alone, but rather with a generous and unending amount of support from business partners and investors; countless friends, family members and social media followers….

Read it all at medium.com


Writer/producer Herbie J Pilato is the host ofclassic TV talk show THEN AGAIN WITH HERBIE J PILATO, now streaming on Amazon Prime, Founder and Executive Director of The Classic TV Preservation Society, and author of several classic TV companion books. He has been part of TVWriter™ for 20 years and is Contributing Editor Emeritus. Learn more about Herbie J HERE. This article first appeared in Medium.

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