HERE COME THE BRIDES

by Larry Brody

A fan who wishes to remain anonymous (yeah, that’s mostly the kind of fans I have) recently sent me a web synopsis of the first TV episode I wrote for the first show that ever hired me, HERE COME THE BRIDES. And, whoa, does this bring back memories.

BRIDES was an hour-long dramedy back in the days before we called them dramedies. Set in post-Civil War Seattle, for all practical purposes it was the musical 7 BRIDES FOR 7 BROTHERS on TV. With only three brothers, of course, because TV made everything smaller in those days. read article

You Know You’ve Made It When…

Man jailed for threatening South Park writers

Jesse Curtis Morton and another man encouraged attacks on show’s writers over episode depicting Muhammad in a bear suit

A Muslim convert from New York has been sentenced to 11 and a half years in prison after admitting threatening the writers of South Park over their depiction of the prophet Muhammad… read article

The Rules of Joke Court

Our not-so-tame Saskatchewanian, Anil, has spent his entire L.A. lifetime in the local comedy club scene. Time now for a short report on  what he’s learned:

by Anil

To save aspiring comedians and comedy writers a lifetime of awkward silence from their sensitive comedy brethren, TVWriter.Com presents the simple rules for navigating the minefield of Joke Court. Take these rules to work-out rooms, smokey patios and dive restaurants full of funny people assured justice will always be served. read article

How to Handle Your Critics

We know, we know. Many of you are at that place where all you want is to be public enough for critics to attack your work like sharks devouring chum.

But once you get over it, here’s what you need to know:

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THE NEWSROOM: A Minority Report

by Larry Brody

Once upon a time there was a new series called THE NEWSROOM. Its reviews were so terrible that even I had trouble making myself watch it.

All the BigMedia critics panned it. read article