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The definitive insider's guide to our current golden age of television, Ben Blacker's The Writers Panel is an ever expanding anthology of live convention panels and intimate in-studio interviews with the writers, producers, and show runners responsible for all the shows you can't stop watching. Over… read more

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Writers Panel Throwback: Breaking Bad Season 5 In Review

February 25th, 2020


Better Call Saul is back! The new season began this week on AMC. What better time to revisit co-creator/showrunner Peter Gould, co-creator Vince …

Mark Frost (co-creator, Twin Peaks); Steven Canals (co-creator, Pose); Harley Peyton (Project Blue Book; Channel Zero; upcoming: Child's Play)

February 18th, 2020


Creating and following through on ground-breaking television with Mark Frost (co-creator, Twin Peaks), Steven Canals (co-creator, Pose), Harley …

Ilana Peña (creator, Diary of a Future President); Joshua Safran (creator, Soundtrack); Maggie Levin (My Valentine)

February 11th, 2020


Show-running and failed networks with Ilana Peña (creator, Diary of a Future President), Joshua Safran (creator, Soundtrack) and Maggie Levin (My Valentine).


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"Cut and Run": Behind the Audible series by Ben Blacker & Ben Acker

February 4th, 2020


"Cut and Run" is a new Audible Original series available now!

It's about best friends who are kidney thieves and the havoc that wreaks on their relationships. The series stars Meg Ryan (When …

Introducing: The Topical

February 3rd, 2020


From the writers of The Onion and "A Very Fatal Murder" comes a fake news podcast that's better than the real thing.

The daily news podcast is an increasingly crowded field. But the nascent genre has finally been …

Bo Yeon Kim, Erika Lippoldt, Zahir McGhee, Taylor Cox

January 28th, 2020


Breaking into the business through contests and fellowships with Bo Yeon Kim & Erika Lippoldt (Star Trek: Discovery; Reign); Zahir McGhee …

Writers Panel Throwback: Mike Schur, Carlton Cuse, and J.J. Philbin

January 21st, 2020


As we near the end of the brilliant "The Good Place," look forward to the premiere of Netflix's anticipated "Locke & Key," and marvel at the height of ABC sitcom "Single Parents," revisit the first appearance of …

Paul Tremblay

January 14th, 2020


Paul Tremblay is the author of the horror novels The Cabin at the End of the World, Disappearance at Devil’s Rock and A Head Full of Ghosts, and the …

Jennifer Kaytin Robinson

December 17th, 2019


Jennifer Kaytin Robinson is the writer/director of "Someone Great," a movie everyone who enjoys movies ought to see. Having learned the ropes as the creator/co-showrunner of MTV's "Sweet/Vicious," Jenn turned her hand …

Alexandra Kleeman

December 10th, 2019


Alexandra Kleeman is the author of Intimations, a short story collection, and the novel You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine, which was awarded the 2016 …

Ashley Lyle & Bart Nickerson, Lauren Lefranc, Sara Saedi

November 19th, 2019


Having a child while developing a pilot, being married to your writing partner and casting a show based on your family with Lauren Lefranc (Impulse; …

Mark Verheiden, Dayna Lynne North, Tamara Becher, Kai Yu Wu

November 5th, 2019


The perfect writers' room lunch order and the psychology of pitch approval with Mark Verheiden (creator, Swamp Thing; Daredevil; Battlestar …

Megan Martin, Diane Ademu-John, Ian Deitchman

October 22nd, 2019


What does it take to run a writers' room? Megan Martin (creator, Apple+'s Brie Larson CIA show; Animal Kingdom); Diane Ademu-John (Empire; The Originals); and Ian Deitchman (Carnival Row; Suits; Parenthood) talk …

Deric Hughes, Jose Molina, Gennifer Hutchison, Kieron Gillen, Julie Benson, Shawna Benson, Sarah Kuhn, Chris Dingess, Adam Rogers

October 8th, 2019


Recorded at San Diego Comic Con, July 19, 2019: Writing the Rules of Magic panel w/ Deric Hughes (Arrow; The Flash), Jose Molina (Magic: The …

Greg Nicotero, Rob Schrab, Byron Willinger, Philip De Blasi, Brian Witten

September 24th, 2019


The writers and showrunner of Shudder's new CREEPSHOW series...Greg Nicotero (showrunner; co-wrote the story “Lydia Layne’s Better Half”), Rob Schrab …

Sunil Nayar, Erin Maher, Kay Reindl, Shoshana Sachi

September 10th, 2019


Sunil Nayar (The Red Line; All Rise); Erin Maher and Kay Reindl (Swamp Thing; Scream); Shoshana Sachi (Doom Patrol)


Robb Chavis, Liz Alper, Zoe Marshall, Dante Harper

August 29th, 2019


WGA board candidates: Robb Chavis (black-ish; Superior Donuts); Liz Alper (The Rookie; Hawaii 5-0); Zoe Marshall (Charmed); Dante Harper (Alien: Covenant)


David Goodman, Marjorie David, Michele Mulroney

August 27th, 2019


WGA issues with WGA President David Goodman (Family Guy; The Orville); Vice President Marjorie David (Taken; Brothers and Sisters); and board …

Nichelle Tramble-Spellman, Lindsey Rosin, David Radcliff

August 13th, 2019


Panel interview with Nichelle Tramble-Spellman (creator, Truth Be Told; The Good Wife; Justified); Lindsey Rosin (Cruel Intentions series; South of …

Alexander Woo, Keto Shimizu, Katherine Beattie

July 30th, 2019


Panel interview with Alexander Woo (The Terror; True Blood); Keto Shimizu (DC's Legends of Tomorrow; Arrow); Katherine Beattie (NCIS: New Orleans).


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Malcolm Spellman, Matt McConkey, Marshall Knight & Rob LaMorgese

July 16th, 2019


Panel interview with Malcolm Spellman (Falcon & Winter Soldier; Empire); MattMcConkey (Heathers;Bajillion Dollar Propertie$); Marshall Knight …

Erica Shelton Kodish, Marc Muszynski, & Emmy Diaz

July 2nd, 2019


Panel interview with Erica Shelton Kodish (Cold Case), Marc Muszynski (Abby's), & Emmy Diaz (Jane the Virgin).


Carlos Foglia & Marquita Robinson

June 18th, 2019


Panel interview with Carlos Foglia (Lore) and Marquita Robinson (Glow, You're The Worst, New Girl).


Brigitte Hales, J. Holtham, & John Hyams + Stephen Scaia Bonus Interview

June 11th, 2019


Panel interview with Brigitte Hales (11/22/63, Once Upon a Time), J. Holtham (Cloak & Dagger, Jessica Jones, Supergirl), & John Hyams (Black …

Aida Croal, Marja-Lewis Ryan, & Annabel Oakes + Dailyn Rodriguez Bonus Interview

June 4th, 2019


Panel interview with Aida Croal (Turn, Clone Wars), Marja-Lewis Ryan (The L Word reboot), & Annabel Oakes (The Edge of Seventeen, Awkward, Atypical). Plus a bonus interview with Dailyn Rodriguez, the new …

Kelly Souders, Brian Peterson, & Elisabeth Finch

May 21st, 2019


Panel interview with Kelly Souders & Brian Peterson (creators/showrunners, The Hot Zone; Genius; Smallville) and Elisabeth Finch (Grey's Anatomy; Vampire Diaries; True Blood).


The Twilight Zone (Alex Rubens, Glen Morgan, & Heather Anne Campbell)

May 14th, 2019


A panel discussion with Twilight Zone writers Alex Rubens (“The Comedian” and the season finale; Key & Peele; Big Mouth); Glen Morgan (“A Traveler” and “Blue Scorpion”;The X-Files; Lore); and Heather Anne Campbell …

From Pitch to Punchline (ATX Festival 2018)

May 7th, 2019


Pitching a TV show can be an intimidating process, but these creators have the added level of having to sell “funny.” What are the do's and don’ts of a comedy pitch? What’s the balance between humor and story? And what …

Lauren Bachelis, Kevin Avery, & Christine Chambers

April 30th, 2019


Panel interview with Lauren Bachelis (Hollywood Assistant Tumblr, Club de Cuervos); Kevin Avery (Totally Biased, Last Week Tonight, The New Negroes); …

Jennifer Kaytin Robinson + Leonard Dick, Raelle Tucker, Michael Kramer, & Lilli Birdsell

April 16th, 2019


Panel interview with Leonard Dick (Lost, House, The Good Wife); Raelle Tucker (True Blood, Jessica Jones, Sacred Lies); Michael Kramer (Rugrats, Life Unexpected); and Lilli Birdsell (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)


Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Establishing a Career (ATX Festival 2018)

April 9th, 2019


There is no straight path in Hollywood. Every career trajectory is different, full of ups and downs, victories and disappointments, twists and turns, …

Rachel Bloom & Aline Brosh McKenna (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, WGFestival 2019)

April 2nd, 2019


Crazy Ex-Girlfriend creator/star Rachel Bloom and creator/showrunner Aline Brosh McKenna talk about bringing the CW musical in for a landing, their creative partnership, tackling romantic comedy tropes and mental …

Kassia Miller, Emilia Serrano, & Shukree Tilghman

March 19th, 2019


Panel interview with Kassia Miller (The Good Place, You're The Worst); Emilia Serrano (Cristela, Jane The Virgin); and Shukree Tilghman (This Is Us, The Vampire Diaries).


Mallory O'Meara (The Lady from the Black Lagoon)

March 5th, 2019


Ben talks with Mallory O'Meara, author of The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick.


Jessica Grasl, Melissa Scrivner Love, & Stephanie Mickus

February 19th, 2019


Panel interview with Jessica Grasl (Designated Survivor, Shades of Blue), Melissa Scrivner Love (Person of Interest, Fear the Walking Dead, CSI: Miami), and Stephanie Mickus (Hope Springs Eternal).


Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

February 5th, 2019


Shudder TV’s first original documentary feature, HORROR NOIRE: A HISTORY OF BLACK HORROR takes a critical look at a century of genre films that by turns utilized, caricatured, exploited, sidelined and embraced both …

Jon Spaihts

January 22nd, 2019


In a special episode from the vault, Ben talks to screenwriter and comic book scribe Jon Spaihts (Doctor Strange, Prometheus, Passengers).


Alfred Molina, Constance Zimmer, & Oliver Vaquer (The Angel of Vine)

January 15th, 2019


Panel discussion with the cast/co-creator of The Angel of Vine, a limited series narrative podcast. Alfred Molina, Constance Zimmer, and Oliver …

Marc Bernardin, Niceole Levy, & Morgan Faust

January 8th, 2019


Panel interview with Marc Bernardin (Castle Rock, Alphas, Treadstone); Niceole Levy (Ironside, Shades of Blue, Cloak & Dagger); and Morgan Faust …


December 25th, 2018


Thank you for listening to Forever Dog podcasts this year and please enjoy this year-in-review clips show! Listen to find a new favorite podcast to subscribe to in 2019 or just a killer back catalog to binge during your …

Kara Lee Burk, Franklin Hardy, & Denise Harkavy

December 18th, 2018


Panel interview with Kara Lee Burk (Costume Quest, The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show), Franklin Hardy (The Mick, You're the Worst), & Denise Harkavy (The Expanse, The Brave).


Jihan Crowther, Ray Utarnachitt, & Jack Kenny

December 11th, 2018


Panel interview with Jihan Crowther (The Man in the High Castle, The Underground Railroad), Ray Utarnachitt (Legends of Tomorrow, Person of …

Hex Wives #2 (Comic Book Commentary)

November 28th, 2018


Ben previews another episode of the forthcoming podcast COMIC BOOK COMMENTARY, an in-depth, page-by-page, behind-the-scenes journey through your favorite comics with the writers and artists themselves. Imagine a DVD …

Hex Wives #1 (Comic Book Commentary)

November 26th, 2018


Ben previews a new podcast coming your way in 2019, tentatively titled COMIC BOOK COMMENTARY, an in-depth, page-by-page, behind-the-scenes journey through your favorite comics with the writers and artists themselves. …

“State of the Scare” (Austin Film Festival 2018)

November 20th, 2018


“State of the Scare” panel from the Austin Film Festival with C. Robert Cargill (Sinister; Doctor Strange); Scott Beck & Bryan Woods (A Quiet Place); Yasemin Yilmaz (The Protector, The Exorcist); and Alvaro …

Alexandra Cunningham, Ben Cory Jones, & Beth Schacter

November 13th, 2018


Panel interview with Alexandra Cunningham (Dirty John, Desperate Housewives, NYPD Blue); Ben Cory Jones (Insecure, Underground, Boomerang); and Beth …

Steve Conrad (Creator of PATRIOT)

November 6th, 2018


A conversation with Steve Conrad, creator of the Amazon original series PATRIOT.



Witchcraft in History, Practice, & Pop Culture w/ Jenny Calabro

October 30th, 2018


Ben talks to artist/illustrator and practicing witch Jenny Calabro about witchery, pop culture witches, and witchcraft history.

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Julie Plec & Kevin Williamson (NYCC 2018) + Bonus Interview with Beth Broderick

October 23rd, 2018


A conversation w/ Julie Plec & Kevin Williamson from New York ComicCon 2018. Recorded Live October 5, 2018. Plus a bonus interview with Beth …

DC Vertigo Panel (New York Comic Con 2018)

October 16th, 2018


A panel from New York Comic Con 2018 with the storytellers behind the DC Vertigo comics relaunch. This next generation is taking the beloved imprint to new heights, with fantastical series from the new Sandman Universe …

Pop Culture Witches (New York Comic Con 2018)

October 9th, 2018


A panel from New York Comic Con 2018 about the pop culture witches, enchantresses, genies, charmers, and sorceresses who conjured the craft in our …

Ben Macintyre + Bonus Interview with Madeline Miller

October 2nd, 2018


A conversation with Ben Macintyre, the author of several amazing and unbelievable non-fiction accounts of WWII spycraft, including The Spy and the Traitor; Operation Mincemeat; and Agent Zigzag. (Starts at 14:40). Plus …

Grainne Godfree, Sierra Ornelas, & Monica Beletsky + Bonus Interview w/ Andrew Miller

September 25th, 2018


Roundtable interview with Grainne Godfree (Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Arrow); Sierra Ornelas (Happy Endings, Superstore); and Monica Beletsky (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, Fargo). Starts at 20:10.

Plus a bonus …

BONUS! DC/Vertigo and The Sandman Universe

September 21st, 2018


In honor of the relaunch of Neil Gaiman's groundbreaking SANDMAN series, Ben Blacker talks about the history of DC's Vertigo imprint, its influence on the rise of graphic novels, and gives a sneak peek at two of the new …

Pop Culture Witches (SDCC 2018)

September 18th, 2018


A panel from SDCC 2018 about power, gender politics, and the representation of witches in popular culture. Panelists: Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Meredith Averill, Chris Collins, & Sarah Gertrude Shapiro + Bonus Interview w/ Julie Plec

September 11th, 2018


Roundtable interview with Meredith Averill (The Good Wife, The Haunting of Hill House, Locke and Key); Chris Collins (The Wire, Sons of Anarchy, The …

400th Episode! Live at Dynasty Typewriter

September 4th, 2018


Ben records the 400th episode of The Writers Panel Live at Dynasty Typewriter in Los Angeles featuring an incredible panel of writers and …

Alison Bennett, Steven Lilien, & Bryan Wynbrandt + Bonus Interview w/ Winnie Holzman

August 28th, 2018


Roundtable interview with Alison Bennett (You're the Worst; LA to Vegas; Single Parents) and Steven Lilien & Bryan Wynbrandt (God Friended Me). Starts at 20:48.

Plus a bonus interview talking witches with Winnie …

“Bottle Episodes” (ATX TV Festival 2018) + Bonus Interview w/ Maggie Friedman

August 21st, 2018


"Bottle Episodes" from the ATX Television Festival 2018. Panelists: Michael Jacobs (Boy Meets World); Anthony Hemingway (Underground); John Wirth (Hell On Wheels); and Kevin Falls (The West Wing). Moderated by Ben …

BONUS! The TV Campfire Podcast & ATX TV Fest Co-Founders Caitlin McFarland & Emily Gipson

August 16th, 2018


Ben talks with ATX Television Festival Co-Founders Caitlin McFarland & Emily Gipson and offers a preview of the ATX produced podcast, The TV Campfire.

You can find The TV Campfire on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or …

Jacque Edmonds Cofer, Akela Cooper, & Caroline Kepnes + Bonus Interview w/ Amanda Damron

August 14th, 2018


Roundtable interview with Jacque Edmonds Cofer (creator, Let's Stay Together; Martin; Moesha); Akela Cooper (The Flash; Luke Cage; The 100); Caroline …

BONUS! DC Vertigo Relaunch (SDCC 2018)

August 9th, 2018


Meet the new voices behind DC Vertigo comics relaunch. Moderated by DC Vertigo Executive Editor Mark Doyle. Panelists include the creative team from Sandman Universe’s HOUSE OF WHISPERS, Nalo Hopkinson and Dominike …

Raamla Mohamed, James LaRosa, & Holly Henderson + Bonus Interview w/ Claudia Black

August 7th, 2018


Roundtable interview with Raamla Mohamed (Scandal); James LaRosa (creator, Hit the Floor); and Holly Henderson (Hit the Floor; Smallville). Starts at …

"The Spy Who Dumped Me" Creators + Bonus Interview w/ Amber Benson

July 31st, 2018


The creators of the brand new action comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me, Susanna Fogel (writer/director) and David Iserson (writer), join Ben to talk about the making of the film and why it often takes 10 years to become an …

Nash Bridges Writers Room Reunion (ATX Television Festival 2018)

July 24th, 2018


Nash Bridges Writers Room Reunion from the ATX Television Festival. Carlton Cuse (Writer/EP); Shawn Ryan (Writer/Co-Producer); Glen Mazzara (Writer); Jed Seidel (Writer/Supervising Producer); Pam Veasey (Writer). …

Robert and Michelle King (ATX Television Festival 2018)

July 17th, 2018


Ben talks to Robert and Michelle King, co-creators of "The Good Wife" and "The Good Fight."

Recorded June 9, 2018 at the ATX Television Festival, Austin TX.


Shernold Edwards, Vera Santamaria, & Christine Boylan

July 10th, 2018


Shernold Edwards (Red Line, Anne with an E); Vera Santamaria (Orange is the New Black, Bojack Horseman); and Christine Boylan (The Punisher, …

Breakfast with Phil (w/ Phil Rosenthal, Danny Trejo, Niki Nakayama, Carole Iida-Nakayama) + Glen David Gold

June 26th, 2018


Ben brings his hit ATX panel "Breakfast with Phil" to LA's Dynasty Typewriter Theater (30:00) talking food, entertainment, creativity, and why LA is the world's best restaurant city with Everybody Loves Raymond creator …

Kenneth Biller, Maggie Mull, and David Graziano

June 19th, 2018


Roundtable discussion with Kenneth Biller (creator, Genius); Maggie Mull (Family Guy; Life in Pieces); and David Graziano (American Gods; Southland).

American Vandal from ATX 2018

June 12th, 2018


Last fall, in the midst of pop culture’s ongoing obsession with all things “true crime,” Netflix’s American Vandal arrived just in time to set social …

"Directors and Showrunners" from ATX

June 5th, 2018


As different directors tackle single episodes or an entire series, a strong relationship between directors and showrunners is crucial to maintaining a cohesive and dynamic vision of the storytelling. Join these …

"A Showrunner Defined" from ATX

May 29th, 2018


Greg Garcia (creator, My Name Is Earl), Tracey Wigfield (creator, Great News), Danielle Sanchez-Witzel (The Carmichael Show), Bob Daily (Superior Donuts), and Javier Grillo-Marxuach (The Middleman) discuss what the job …

“Power(ful) TV” from ATX

May 22nd, 2018


Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (creator, Sweet/Vicious), Gloria Calderon Kellett (creator, One Day at a Time), Justin Simien (creator, Dear White People), and David Hudgins (Friday Night Lights) discuss how their series have …

“The Revival of the Socially Conscious Sitcom” from ATX

May 15th, 2018


Bob Daily (Superior Donuts), Justin Simien (creator, Dear White People), Mike Royce and Gloria Calderon Kellett (creators, One Day at a Time), and Danielle Sanchez-Witzel (The Carmichael Show) discuss taking their …

"Teens on TV" LA Festival of Books

May 8th, 2018


"Teens on TV" from the LA Times Festival of Books. Lauren Iungerich (creator, On My Block and Awkward), Gina Fattore (Better Things; Gilmore Girls; Dawson's Creek), and Dave Nadelberg (creator, The Mortified Guide) …

Colony + Aline Brosh McKenna, Sam Bain, & Tanya Saracho @ LA Festival of Books

May 1st, 2018


Catching up with Colony creator Ryan Condal and co-showrunner Wes Tooke. Season 3 of Colony premieres on USA tomorrow night, May 2! Then, Aline Brosh …

"Presidents of TV" from ATX

April 24th, 2018


Craig Erwich (Hulu), Jennifer Salke (NBC), Casey Bloys (HBO), Nick Grad (FX), and Gary Levine (Showtime) discuss how their networks forge individual …

“Too Close To Home” from ATX

April 17th, 2018


Javier Grillo-Marxuach (creator, The Middleman), Robia Rashid (creator, Atypical), Liz Tigelaar (creator, Life Unexpected), and David Hudgins (Parenthood) discuss storylines they’ve created or by happenstance been …

Nell Scovell with Conan O'Brien and Greg Daniels

April 10th, 2018


Recorded March 22, 2018, at the Skirball Cultural Center as part of the “Writers Bloc Presents” series. For more terrific live writers events visits


April 3rd, 2018


Andrew Logan and Taylor Allen, writers of Chappaquiddick, discuss their motivation for writing about Ted Kennedy's 1969 scandal, finding characters in well knows personalities, and more.

Adam Rifkin

March 27th, 2018


The writer/director of The Last Movie Star discusses his lifelong quest to work with Burt Reynolds, his past credits including Mousehunt and …

The Terror

March 20th, 2018


Developer/showrunner David Kajganich (A Bigger Splash; True Story) and showrunner Soo Hugh (creator, The Whispers; The Killing) chat about their new …

Gerry Duggan + “Family Drama” from ATX

March 13th, 2018


Catching up with comics writer Gerry Duggan (Deadpool), whose new Image title Analog comes out April 4. Check it out! From ATX: Michael Rauch …

Kayla Alpert, Leila Cohan-Miccio, and Dwayne Johnson-Cochran

March 6th, 2018


Kayla Alpert (Code Black; Sweet Valley High); Leila Cohan-Miccio (Santa Clarita Diet; Awkward); Dwayne Johnson-Cochran (Heist 88).

“Network's Identity” from ATX

February 27th, 2018


As the TV landscape changes, each network grapples to find its own place on the spectrum. Kathleen McCaffrey (HBO), Grant Gish (Marvel), and Karey Burke (Freeform) discuss their respective programming ethos’ and how …

Kenny Smith, Rebecca Perry Cutter, and Andrew Reich

February 20th, 2018


Andrew Reich (Friends; Netflix's Rev Run show) Kenny Smith (black-ish; The Game); Rebecca Cutter (Gotham; The Mentalist).

Scott Neustadter & Michael Weber

February 13th, 2018


Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award nominees for The Disaster Artist, Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber, dig deep on their process, offer valuable advice about choosing what to write, discuss their past projects …

“TV Under Trump” from ATX

February 6th, 2018


Javier Grillo-Marxuach (creator, The Middleman), Michael Rauch (creator, Royal Pains), Julie Plec (creator, The Vampire Diaries), Beau Willimon …

Liz Hara Part 2

January 30th, 2018


New writer Liz Hara returns! When last we left Liz, she'd moved to LA from New York to work on Life In Pieces. She's still on staff on the CBS sit-com and shares stories about growing more comfortable in the writers' …

Holly Sorensen, Nick Antosca, and Stacy Rukeyser

January 23rd, 2018


Holly Sorensen (Step Up: High Water; creator, Make It Or Break It); Nick Antosca (creator, Channel Zero); Stacy Rukeyser (Unreal; One Tree Hill)

Better Call Saul season 3 in review

January 16th, 2018


Co-creator/showrunner Peter Gould and writers Thomas Schnauz, Gennifer Hutchison, Gordon Smith, Ann Cherkis, and Heather Marion discuss the third …

General Hospital

January 9th, 2018


Head writer Shelly Altman and co-head writer Chris Van Etten of the long-running (55 years and counting!) daytime soap opera are joined by GH super-fan Danielle Sanchez-Witzel (The Carmichael Show; LA>Vegas) to …

John Shiban, CeCe Pleasants, and Liz Hannah

December 19th, 2017


John Shiban (Shut Eye; The X-Files; Breaking Bad); CeCe Pleasants (Bill Nye Saves the World; Jimmy Kimmel Live!); Liz Hannah (The Post)

The Exorcist

December 12th, 2017


Show creator Jeremy Slater (The Umbrella Academy) and co-showrunner Sean Crouch (Numb3rs) discuss the Fox series' second season, horror on network TV, capturing the feel of both the original film and William Peter …

Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage

December 5th, 2017


Writer Josh Schwartz is the creator of The OC, Chuck, Gossip Girl, and more. Fake Empire, his production company with partner Stephanie Savage, is …

Patrick Brammall and Trent O’Donnell, Cynthia Mort, Sanjay Shah

November 28th, 2017


Patrick Brammall and Trent O’Donnell (creators, No Activity); Cynthia Mort (creator, Tell Me You Love Me; Roseanne); Sanjay Shah (Fresh Off the Boat; Cougar Town).

Frankie Shaw & Sarah-Violet Bliss

November 21st, 2017


Frankie Shaw (creator, SMILF); Sarah-Violet Bliss (co-creator, Search Party).

Future Man

November 14th, 2017


Creators Kyle Hunter & Ariel Shaffir (Sausage Party) and showrunner Ben Karlin (Modern Family; The Daily Show) discuss their new Hulu series, a …

Stephen Chbosky

November 7th, 2017


The writer/director of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and the forthcoming Wonder chats about the line between honesty and sentimentality, the similarities between novel writing and film directing, why and how he …

Stan Against Evil

October 31st, 2017


Live from Id10tfest, creator Dana Gould (The Simpsons) and stars John C. McGinley (Scrubs) and Janet Varney (Legend of Korra) look back on the show's …

Glenn Gordon Caron, Hillary Benefiel, and Rob Wright

October 17th, 2017


Glenn Gordon Caron (creator of Moonlighting, Now & Again, and Medium); Hillary Benefiel (Beyond; Person of Interest); Rob Wright (Lethal Weapon [TV]; Ash Vs the Evil Dead; Walker Texas Ranger).

Sera Gamble, Sallie Patrick, and Lindsey Shockley

October 10th, 2017


Sera Gamble (showrunner, The Magicians; Supernatural; upcoming; You), Sallie Patrick (showrunner, Dynasty; Revenge), Lindsey Shockley (creator, Unit Zero; Black-ish; Trophy Wife)

Billy Ray, Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters, and Alison Schapker

October 3rd, 2017


Billy Ray (creator, The Last Tycoon; Captain Phillips; The Hunger Games); Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters (creators, Kevin [Probably] Saves the World; showrunners, Agent Carter); Alison Schapker (Scandal; The Flash; …

Mark Feuerstein, Dana Klein, and Davita Scarlett

September 26th, 2017


Mark Feuerstein (co-creator, 9JKL; actor, Royal Pains); Dana Klein (co-creator, 9JKL; Friends; Becker); Davita Scarlett (Queen Sugar; Constantine)

“Watercooler Meets Murderboard” from ATX

September 19th, 2017


From Reddit threads and think pieces to live-tweeting and podcasts, the TV Theory business is booming. Yet, for a series with an ongoing mystery and unanswered questions, it can feel like the fandom is more interested …

“Prepackaged” from ATX

September 12th, 2017


TV executives Kathleen McCaffrey (HBO), Grant Gish (Marvel), Carolyn Newman (eOne), Alex Maggioni (Amblin), Ali Krug (Annapurna Television), Peter …

Tim McKeon/Stacey Sher

September 5th, 2017


Producer Stacey Sher's films include Adventures in Babysitting, Reality Bites, The Fisher King, Get Shorty, Pulp Fiction, Erin Brokovitch, Django …

“Life After TV High School” from ATX.

August 29th, 2017


Just in time to go back to school, writers Julie Plec (Dawson's Creek; The Vampire Diaries), Amanda Lasher (Sweet/Vicious; Gossip Girl) and YA author …

Alias writers reunion from ATX

August 22nd, 2017


Ken Olin, Sarah Caplan, Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum, and Monica Owusu-Breen reunite to reflect on the show’s long-term impact, the challenges of maintaining their elaborate concept across 105 episodes, and to share …

“Friendships on TV” panel from ATX

August 15th, 2017


Mara Brock Akil (creator, Being Mary Jane), Kevin Falls (creator, Franklin & Bash), Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (creator, Sweet/Vicious), and Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham (creators/stars, Playing House) discuss …

“First gigs” from ATX

August 8th, 2017


Graham Yost (creator, Justified) and Dave Andron (Justified) and  Julie Plec (creator, The Originals) and Carina MacKenzie (The Originals) in …

Greg Garcia and James Roland

August 1st, 2017


Greg Garcia (creator, The Guest Book, My Name Is Earl, The Millers, Raising Hope, and Yes, Dear); James Roland (creator, Blood Drive).

Samantha McIntyre, Jennifer Muro and Cherry Chevapravatdumrong

July 25th, 2017


Samantha McIntyre (People of Earth; Unicorn Store); Jennifer Muro (Star Wars: Forces of Destiny); Cherry Chevapravatdumrong (Family Guy).

Northern Exposure

July 18th, 2017


Creator Josh Brand, writers/executive producers Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess, writer/producer Cheryl Bloch, and cast members Rob Morrow, Janine Turner, Cynthia Geary, and Adam Arkin reunite to discuss the series’ …

“I'll Have What Phil's Having... for Breakfast!”

July 11th, 2017


A double feature with Everybody Loves Raymond creator and food-lover Phil Rosenthal. Breakfast with Phil has become an ATX Television Festival tradition. From last year's fest, Ben Blacker join Phil to talk breakfast …

Fargo & The Leftovers

July 4th, 2017


A double dose from ATX Teleivion Festival. First, following a screening of Episode 309 (“Aporia”) , creator Noah Hawley, executive producer John …

The Americans

June 27th, 2017


Fresh off the heels of The Americans' penultimate season, creator/showrunner Joe Weisberg and executive producer/showrunner Joel Fields reflect on …

Misha Green, Jake Fogelnest, and Danielle Sanchez-Witzel

June 20th, 2017


Misha Green (creator, Underground); Jake Fogelnest (Girlboss; Difficult People); Danielle Sanchez-Witzel (The Carmichael Show; New Girl).

Brigitte Muñoz-Liebowitz, Lindsey Allen and Heather V. Regnier

June 13th, 2017


Brigitte Muñoz-Liebowitz (People of Earth; Brooklyn 99); Lindsey Allen (MacGuyver; Agent Carter); Heather V. Regnier (Sleepy Hollow; Falling Skies).

Full Frontal

June 6th, 2017


Field Correspondents Ashley Nicole Black, Allana Harkin, and Mike Rubens discuss keeping a sense of humor when things get dire, putting the show …

Liz Hara Part 1

May 30th, 2017


Writer Liz Hara just completed her first week as a professional TV writer on a network show, Life In Pieces. In this first of what we hope will be many chats with Liz, she describes how she got the job, her previous …

Powerful TV and The Shield Writers' Reunion

May 23rd, 2017


Powerful TV panel from ATX, Jack Amiel (co-creator, The Knick), Jason Katims (creator, Friday Night Lights and Parenthood), Jennie Snyder Urman …

Downward Dog

May 16th, 2017


The showrunners of ABC's terrific Downward Dog, John Hoberg & Kat Likkel, talk about being a married couple and writing partners, protecting and translating the show creators' vision, what they learned working on My …

Mary Kills People

May 9th, 2017


Creator Tara Armstrong, showrunner Tassie Cameron (co-creator, Rookie Blue), and lead actor Caroline Dhavernas (Hannibal; Wonder Falls) discuss their …

The OC Writers Room reunion from ATX

May 4th, 2017


With creator Josh Schwartz (creator, Gossip Girl, Chuck, and more), Stephanie Savage (creator, Gossip Girl, The Astronaut Wives Club), Leila Gerstein (creator, Hart of Dixie), and music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas. …

Gerry Duggan/Philipp Meyer

May 2nd, 2017


A double header today. First, TV and comics writer Gerry Duggan (Attack of the Show) talks about his new Guardians of the Galaxy book for Marvel, …

The Handmaid's Tale

April 25th, 2017


Executive Producer Warren Littlefield (former president of NBC) and creator Bruce Miller (The 100; Eureka; ER) discuss their adaptation of Margaret …

David Caspe, Amanda Lasher and Jennifer Kaytin Robinson

April 18th, 2017


David Caspe (creator, Happy Endings and Marry Me); Amanda Lasher (Togetherness; Gossip Girl; Sweet/Vicious); Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (creator, Sweet/Vicious).

Hilary Winston, Henry Alonso Myers and Lon Zimmet

April 11th, 2017


Hilary Winston (creator, Bad Teacher; Community; My Name Is Earl, Happy Endings); Henry Alonso Myers (Ugly Betty; The Magicians; Charmed), Lon Zimmet (Superstore; Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt; Happy Endings).

Negotiations special

April 10th, 2017


Former WGA President Christopher Keyser (co-creator, Party of Five) is joined by guild members Marqui Jackson (Rosewood; Battle Creek) and Deirdre Mangan (iZombie) to talk about today's return to the negotiating table …

Krista Vernoff, Stefanie Leder, Wendy Molyneux & Lizzie Molyneux

April 4th, 2017


Krista Vernoff (Grey's Anatomy; Private Practice; Shameless); Stefanie Leder (Faking It; Melissa & Joey); Wendy Molyneux & Lizzie Molyneux …

Amy Aniobi, Charles Murray and Ben Wexler

March 28th, 2017


New pal Amy Aniobi (Insecure; Silicon Valley) joins returning champions Charles Murray (Luke Cage; Sons of Anarchy) and Ben Wexler (The Grinder; creator, The Comedians) to talk about what they all learned as assistants, …

Paul Scheuring

March 23rd, 2017


The creator of Prison Break and author of the new novel The Far Shore discusses prose writing, TV writing, compromising his vision, his Buddhism, and more. Recorded at Book Soup in Los Angeles on March 10, 2017.

Gina Fattore, Courtney Lilly & Kathleen Robertson

March 21st, 2017


Gina Fattore (Dawson's Creek; Californication; Better Things); Courtney Lilly (Black-ish; My Boys), Kathleen Robertson (writer: upcoming: Swimming with Sharks; Your Time Is Up; actor: Murder in the First; Beverly Hills …

Simon Rich, Dave Holstein, Richard Keith & Erin Cardillo

March 14th, 2017


Simon Rich (creator, Man Seeking Woman); Richard Keith & Erin Cardillo (creators, Significant Mother, Life Sentence), Dave Holstein (I'm Dying Up …

Barbara Hall

March 7th, 2017


The creator of Madam Secretary, Judging Amy, and Joan of Arcadia talks about tackling politics, writing about what's important, what she's learned …

Fantasy TV from ATX

March 2nd, 2017


John Wirth (V; Falling Skies), Krista Vernoff (Charmed; Wonderfalls), and Joanna Klein (SVP Scripted Development, The CW) discuss fantasy TV from building the look of a new world and the characters that inhabit it to …

Christine Lennon/Bob Daily

February 28th, 2017


Superior Donuts co-creator Bob Daily talks about finding new material with every show, from his earliest days on Frasier to Desperate Housewives, The Odd Couple, and more, what he's learned from rooms he's worked in, …

Betsy Beers

February 23rd, 2017


Shondaland's partner who isn't Shonda talks about working in one of the top pods in the business, where it's headed, and more. In conversation with …

Jon Bokenkamp

February 21st, 2017


The creator of The Blacklist and its spin-off, The Blacklist: Redemption, discusses why he made the move to television after fourteen years in …

Crisis of Faith panel from ATX

February 16th, 2017


Comedies and dramas alike are finding the humanity and nuance in faith-based storylines, whether it’s reconciling concepts of self and sexuality in …


February 14th, 2017


Brian Koppelman & David Levien, creators of Showtime's Billions, discuss their long road to creating a hedge fund show, dole out valuable advice …

Shawn Ryan & Eric Kripke

February 9th, 2017


The creators of NBC's Timeless discuss their collaboration, the tricks of writing time travel, how creating their own shows—The Shield and …


February 7th, 2017


Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent, creators of Channel 4/AMC's Humans, talk about artificial intelligence in storytelling, what Westworld does well, their earlier work on MI-5, and lots more.

Incorporated's Ted Humphrey and David Pastor

February 4th, 2017


The showrunner and co-creator of the Syfy series Incorporated discuss their working relationship, their show's relavence, and more.

Will Beall, Dan Newmark and Ben Newmark

January 31st, 2017


Will Beall (developer/showrunner, Training Day); Dan Newmark and Ben Newmark (Gigi Does It; Coupled).

Escapist Comedy from ATX

January 24th, 2017


Take a break from reality with a double header from ATX, a Television Festival. First, Jennie Snyder Urman (creator, Jane the Virgin), Kevin Biegel (creator, Enlisted and Cougartown), Justin Adler (creator, Life in …

Can We Get Back to Politics? from ATX

January 21st, 2017


The American political system often lends itself to some of TV’s bleakest and most inspiring moments. In this conversation, Kevin Falls (The West …

Throwing Shade

January 17th, 2017


Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi talk about translating their Maximum Fun podcast into a TV Land late-night style series, their performance backgrounds, and more.

Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton

January 10th, 2017


The It's Always Sunny in Philadephia writers and co-stars discuss their now-airing 12th season, changing the face of TV comedy, how their show is written, and more. Co-hosted by Sunny super-fan Jenny Klein …

Roundtable with Peter Tolan, Brannon Braga, Y. Shireen Razack and Adam Nussdorf

January 3rd, 2017


Peter Tolan (co-creator/showrunner, Outsiders, Rescue Me); Brannon Braga (co-creator/showrunner, Salem; Star Trek: Next Generation); Y. Shireen …

Year in Review

December 20th, 2016


Phillip Iscove (co-creator, Sleepy Hollow), Gloria Calderon Kellett (co-creator, the new One Day at a Time), and Dierdre Mangan (iZombie) look back …

Patrick Ness

December 13th, 2016


The screenwriter of A Monster Calls, and the author of the novel on which it's based, talks about how anyone with a story can be a writer, adapting his novel, his process, his other books including the Chaos Walking …

Matt Ross

December 6th, 2016


The actor (Silicon Valley; Big Love) and writer/director of Captain Fantastic, one of the best movies of the year, chats about stepping behind the camera, writing for actors, the biographical aspects of Captain …

Eric Heisserer

November 29th, 2016


The screenwriter of Arrival talks about the decade-long process of bringing that story to the screen, “hard hat jobs” he's worked on including the remake/prequel of The Thing, his directorial debut, Hours, and more.

Writers Assistants

November 22nd, 2016


Megan Metzger (When Calls the Heart), Dave Metzger (The Blacklist), Joelle Cornett (Pure Genius), Charlotte Lewis (Faking It), and Jake Thomas (Notorious) discuss what the job entails, how they got their jobs, the best …

300th episode

November 15th, 2016


Michael Schur (creator of The Good Place; co-creator of Parks & Recreation), Damon Lindelof (co-creator, Lost, The Leftovers), Carlton Cuse …

Martin Gero

November 8th, 2016


Blindspot creator Martin Gero chats about putting together the team, breaking story, how he uses the writers' room, his unusual hiring process, his late, beloved series LA Complex, procedurals, those tattoos, and more. …

John Green

November 1st, 2016


The author of The Fault in Our Stars, Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns, and more discusses discovering young adult fiction, the invention of …

CBS Women Showrunners Panel

October 25th, 2016


Barbara Hall (creator of Madame Secretary, Judging Amy, and Joan of Arcadia); Joan Rater (co-creator of Doubt); Aline Brosh McKenna (co-creator of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend); Jenny Snyder Urman (creator of Jane the Virgin); …

Harry Elfont & Deborah Kaplan

October 18th, 2016


The creators of the new MTV show Mary + Jane discuss writing what they care about, their partnership and process, their breakthrough feature that led to Can't Hardly Wait, what happened after Josie & the Pussycats, …


October 11th, 2016


Writer/creators/stars Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy discuss their TruTV comedy about teachers who are less mature than their …

Romance and YA TV

October 4th, 2016


A double-header recorded at ATX, a Television Festival earlier this year. First, “Keeping the Romance Alive” with Hart Hanson (creator, Bones), Liz Tigelaar (showrunner, Casual; creator, Life Unexpected), Carter …

Nerdist TV: The Boundary Pushers Live from SDCC 2016

October 1st, 2016


Steven Moffat (Doctor Who; Sherlock), Bryan Fuller (American Gods; Star Trek; Hannibal), and Michael Green (American Gods) join Alicia Lutes …


September 27th, 2016


Westworld creators Jonah Nolan and Lisa Joy, Graham Yost (creator, Justified), Jonathan Tucker (actor, Justified), John Wirth (showrunner, Hell on …

First Timers and One Season Wonders

September 20th, 2016


A double-header recorded at ATX, a Television Festival this year. First, Ryan Condal (co-creator, Colony), Zander Lehmann (creator, Casual), Sarah …

High Maintenance

September 13th, 2016


Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld, the creators, writers, and directors of web-series High Maintenance discuss their emotional writing process, …

Breaking Story

September 6th, 2016


Anna Fricke (developer, Being Human), Liz Tigelaar (creator, Life Unexpected), Hart Hanson (creator, Bones), John Wirth (Hell on Wheels), and Scott Rosenbaum (The Shield) discuss the process of planning and plotting a …

Sam Esmail

August 30th, 2016


The creator of Mr. Robot talks about how he is and isn't like his creation, writing and directing, working with his writing staff, and more.

Development Executives

August 23rd, 2016


Joanna Klein (The CW), Kathleen McCaffrey (HBO), Grant Gish (Fox Animation), Bryan Seabury (CBS), and Brendan Countee (Hulu) discuss their role in …

Jeff Baena

August 20th, 2016


The writer/director of Joshy and Life After Beth talks about his new movie, his process, his script for I Heart Huckabees, and more.

Jessica Sharzer

August 16th, 2016


The screenwriter of Nerve, Speak, and other features, as well as American Horror Story writer and producer, discusses writing and directing, …

Pulp Page to TV panel

August 9th, 2016


Javier Grillo-Marxuach (creator, The Middleman), Brian Michael Bendis (creator of Jessica Jones and Powers), and Rosemary Rodriguez (director, Jessica Jones) discuss how a storyteller infuses his or her own voice into …

David Simon and Tom Fontana

August 2nd, 2016


After more than a decade of reporting crime from the streets of Baltimore, how did a career journalist like David Simon learn to navigate a TV writers’ room? The outcome was in no small part due to the indispensable …

Alan Ball

July 26th, 2016


The creator of Six Feet Under and True Blood discusses the creation of his seminal HBO series, exploring death, working with actors, swinging 180 degrees for his vampire soap opera, writing American Beauty in reaction …

Norman Lear

July 19th, 2016


Norman Lear (creator of All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Good Times, Maude, One Day at a Time, and more) is interviewed by Katey Sagal (actor, …

Brad Meltzer and Tod Goldberg

July 12th, 2016


The best-selling authors of House of Secrets discuss what each of them brings to their co-writing, learning from each other, comic books, and more.

The Writers Guild of America

July 5th, 2016


WGA vice-president David Goodman (Family Guy) and David Slack (Person of Interest; Teen Titans Go!) take a good look at the Writers Guild and discuss why writers need a union, what the union does, what was gained by the …

David Mandel

June 28th, 2016


The showrunner of Veep discusses taking over those duties in the just-aired season 5, early writing opportunities with Al Franken, his three years on Saturday Night Live, his time on Seinfeld, scripting Curb Your …

Conan Writers

June 14th, 2016


Head writer Matt O'Brien, Mike Sweeney, Todd Levin, Dan Cronin, Jessie Gaskill, Jose Arroyo, Leah Krinsky, Levi MacDougall, and Andres Dubouchet. Recorded April 14, 2016 at the Nerdist Theater at Meltdown Comics.

Joe Pokaski, Mike O'Malley, Stephnie Weir, and Hugh Sterbakov

June 7th, 2016


Joe Pokaski (creator, Underground), Mike O'Malley (Shameless; creator, Survivor's Remorse), Stephnie Weir (MadTV; The Millers), and Hugh Sterbakov (Robot Chicken). Recorded April 24, 2016 at the Nerdist Theater at …

Chris Black

May 31st, 2016


The showrunner of Cinemax's Outcast (based on the Robert Kirkman comics) talks about his start in syndicated shows like Weird Science, Cleopatra 2525, and Xena, his work on Star Trek: Enterprise, moving out of genre …

Claudia Lonow

May 24th, 2016


The creator of Rude Awakening, Accidentally on Purpose, and How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) discusses starting out as a teen actor on Knots Landing, transitioning to stand-up comedy and then …

Shane Black

May 17th, 2016


The writer-director-Christmas enthusiast, whose new film The Nice Guys opens May 20, discusses his interests and process, being called a hack, success and failure, and all of his films, including Lethal Weapon, The …

“Behind Every TV Show” from Wondercon

May 14th, 2016


Allison Baker (IDW Comics) hosts Emily Andras (creator, Wynonna Earp; Lost Girls), Amber Benson (actor, Buffy The Vampire Slayer; author, The Last …

Nicholas Stoller

May 10th, 2016


The director/co-writer of Neighbors 2, director and/or co-writer of Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Five Year Engagement, Get Him to the Greek, and …

“Writing for TV: From First Draft to Getting Staffed” from Wondercon

May 7th, 2016


Spiro Skentzos (Grimm) hosts Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead; creator, Damien), Richard Hatem (Dead of Summer; Damien; Witches of East End), Meredith Averill (Jane the Virgin; creator, Star-Crossed), Natalie Chaidez (12 …


May 3rd, 2016


Filthy Preppy Teen$ co-creator Paul Scheer and writersTim Neenan (Newsreaders) and Nicole Shabtai (KirbyBuckets) discuss the new series now available …

“Inside the Writers' Room” from Wondercon

April 30th, 2016


Mark Altman (creator, Femme Fatales) hosts Jose Molina(Agent Carter; Firefly), Steven Melching (Star Wars:Rebels), Sarah Watson (Parenthood), Ashley …

Joe Hill

April 26th, 2016


The author of the new novel The Fireman, as well asHorns, NOS4A2, and Heart-Shaped Box, the shortstory collection 20th Century Ghosts, and the comic …

Scot Armstrong

April 19th, 2016


The creator of Dice and the writer of Old School, School for Scoundrels, Semi-Pro, The Hangover II, and more, discusses working with Andrew “Dice” …

Daniel Levy

April 12th, 2016


Daniel Levy, the co-creator of Schitt's Creek with his father Eugene Levy (Waiting for Guffman; SCTV), discusses being a first-time showrunner, creating a happy work environment, learning from his father, and more. …


April 9th, 2016


Creator Chad Hodge, executive producer Donald De Line and cast members Carla Gugino and Reed Diamond discuss the first season of the hit summer …

Ben Karlin

April 5th, 2016


The former Daily Show showrunner and Colbert Report co-creator discusses the daily grind of late night, his new pilots and the shows that got away, …

“Boy Meets Girl Meets World” from ATX

April 2nd, 2016


Boy Meets World and Girl Meets World creator Michael Jacobs is joined by cast members Ben Savage, Rowan Blanchard, and Sabrina Carpenter for a look at tween series from 1990s and the 2010’s. Moderated by TV Guide's …

Justin Adler

March 29th, 2016


The creator of Life in Pieces talks about the short story structure of his sit-com, how far to push in comedy, early experiences on The Larry Sanders …


March 26th, 2016


Writer/executive producer/co-creator Danny Strong (Recount; The Hunger Games: Mockingjay 1&2) and co-executive producer/writer Wendy Calhoun (Justified; Revenge; Nashville) discuss the first season of the …

Ali Adler

March 22nd, 2016


The co-creator/showrunner of Supergirl dicusses the three-shows-in-one being produced every week, balancing the “super” and the “girl,” being drawn …

Focus Testing panel from ATX

March 19th, 2016


Kyle Killen (creator of Awake, Lone Star, and Mind Games) returns for another look at a specific track of television production with a presentation …

Doug Petrie & Marco Ramirez, Melissa Rosenberg, Jason Katims, Jessica Goldberg

March 15th, 2016


Doug Petrie & Marco Ramirez (showrunners, Marvel's Daredevil); Melissa Rosenberg (Twilight movies; creator, Marvel's Jessica Jones); Jason Katims (creator, Parenthood; creator, About a Boy; Friday Night Lights); …

“Final Finale” panel from ATX Television Festival

March 12th, 2016


Marta Kauffman (co-creator, Friends), Ron Cowen & Dan Lipman (developers, Queer as Folk [US]), and Graham Yost (creator, Justified) discuss the …

Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski

March 8th, 2016


The writers of The People vs OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, as well as Ed Wood, The People Vs. Larry Flint, and more discuss how the ten-episode OJ story is different to writing a feature, its Dickensian appeal, …

Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec in conversation

March 5th, 2016


Kevin Williamson (creator, Dawson's Creek, The Following; Scream; co-creator, The Vampire Diaries, Secret Circle, more) and Julie Plec (co-creator …

The Last Man on Earth

March 1st, 2016


Creator/star Will Forte (Saturday Night Live; MacGruber), showrunner Andy Bobrow (Community) and writers Tim McAuliffe, Erica Rivinoja, Erik Durbin, …

What's Your Pitch? panel from ATX

February 27th, 2016


Ever wonder how your favorite series was pitched in the room? Hear directly from showrunners/creators how they pitched their original series ideas, plus executives that have heard some of the most iconic pitches. They …

Kenya Barris, Jonathan Groff, Mike Scully, Lilla Zuckerman and Nora Zuckerman

February 23rd, 2016


Kenya Barris (creator, Black-ish); Jonathan Groff (co-showrunner, Black-ish; creator, Andy Barker PI); Mike Scully (The Simpsons; Parks & …

“Unseasonably” panel from ATX

February 20th, 2016


Traditional seasons are a thing of the past. With new content available to viewers at all times, and the distance between seasons being anywhere from 6 weeks to 22 months, there is a new reality that TV is a year-round …

Jeff Probst

February 16th, 2016


The Survivor host and showrunner, screenwriter, director, producer, and author discusses storytelling in all of its forms, learning by doing, finding …

Kristin Newman

February 13th, 2016


The new showrunner of The Muppets discusses taking the reigns on that show, working with felt, jokes and heart, starting out as writers' assistant and her first job on That 70's Show, and her work on The Neighbors, …


February 9th, 2016


Creator Bridget Carpenter (Friday Night Lights; Red Road) discusses the new Hulu series based upon the Stephen King novel. She talks about her …


February 6th, 2016


Creators/executive producers Dan Harmon & Justin Roiland, and writer/producer Ryan Ridley. Moderated by Variety executive editor Debra Birnbaum.Recorded at ATX Television Fest in June 2015.


February 2nd, 2016


Charles Randolph, co-writer of The Big Short, discusses grappling with difficult or multiple concepts, zeroing in on characters, his background as a …


January 30th, 2016


Dawson's Creek writers room reunion with creator Kevin Williamson (Scream; The Following), Jenny Bicks (The Big C; creator, Men In Trees), Paul …


January 26th, 2016


Outsiders creator Peter Mattei discusses his new WGN America series, the ups-and-downs of writing for TV, his background as a playwright and visual artist, writing without a map, and more. Outsiders premieres on WGN …

Black Sails

January 19th, 2016


Creators Jonathan Steinberg and Robert Levine (Jericho; Human Target) and executive producer Dan Shotz discuss the creation and execution of the Starz pirate action-drama, finding the show's tone, their insane …

Chris Parnell and Jason Clodfelter

January 16th, 2016


From the JHRTS (Junior Hollywood Radio & TV Society) event August 2015, Sony EVPs of drama development Chris Parnell and Jason Clodfelter talk …


January 12th, 2016


Co-creators Carlton Cuse (Lost; co-creator of The Strain, Bates Motel) and Ryan Condal (Hercules film) and star Josh Holloway (Lost; Intelligence) …

David Goyer

January 5th, 2016


The co-writer of Batman Begins, Man of Steel, Blade, and more; creator of TV's Da Vinci's Demons, Constantine, and Flashforward; and producer of the …

Year in Review 2

December 22nd, 2015


Jose Molina (Agent Carter; Children of Tendu podcast), Nell Scovell (The Muppets; creator, Sabrina the Teenage Witch), and Rico Gagliano (The Dinner …

Marty Feldman's autobiograhy, eyE Marty

December 19th, 2015


Mark Flanagan is the custodian of the estate of Marty Feldman (Young Frankenstein; Silent Movie; more) and the driving force behind LA's Largo, the theater that's been home to musicians and comedians for nearly 20 …

Year In Review part 1

December 15th, 2015


Some of this year's favorites return to talk about “The Wiz Live,” buying and selling trends in 2015, their favorite shows, types of comedy, and lots more. With Laura Valdivia (Telenovela), Andrew Miller (Backstrom; …

Dead Pilots Society backdoor pilot

December 8th, 2015


Ben Blacker is joined by writer Andrew Reich (Friends) to discuss and sneak-preview Dead Pilots Society, a Writers Panel spin-off coming in 2016 in which pilots that were developed but not shot are given the table reads …

New York Comic Con

December 1st, 2015


Alfred Gough & Milles Millar (creators of AMC’s Into the Badlands, MTV’s Shannara Chronicles, and Smallville), Brian Koppelman (Oceans Thirteen; creator, Billions), Craig Engler (creator, Z Nation), Jake Coburn …

Abi Morgan

November 24th, 2015


The writer of the film Suffragette, out now, and the new Netflix series River, discusses writing issues-driven work, rewriting and rewriting, …

Frank Spotnitz

November 17th, 2015


The creator and showrunner of the new Amazon series The Man in the High Castle, based upon the Phillip K. Dick novel, discusses his start on The X-Files and what he learned from working in the Chris Carter camp, putting …

MARON's Sivert Glarum and Michael Jamin

November 10th, 2015


The showrunners of IFC's Maron discuss their creative partnership, their experiences in the WB Writers Workshop, their early, formative experiences …

LA Podfest

November 3rd, 2015


Two rounds in this live episode because not everyone could fit on the stage at once! First, hear Unreal co-creators Sarah Gertrude Shapiro and Marti …

CBS Showrunner All Stars

October 27th, 2015


Recorded live from CBS Studios with Rob Doherty (Elementary), Aline Brosh McKenna (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Craig Sweeny (Limitless) and David Rosenthal (Jane the Virgin).Recorded October 15, 2015.


October 20th, 2015


Executive Producer/Director Jason Reitman (Young Adult; Juno), EP/creator Zander Lehmann, EP Helen Estabrook, and EP/showrunner Liz Tigelaar (Life …

THE KNICK's Michael Begler and Jack Amiel

October 15th, 2015


The Knick's Michael Begler and Jack Amiel discuss creating the series, collaborating with director Steven Soderbergh on all 20 episodes, writing …

Jason Rothenberg, Janine Sherman Barrois, Gloria Calderon Kellett, and Zev Borow

October 13th, 2015


Jason Rothenberg (creator, The 100), Janine Sherman Barrois (Criminal Minds; ER), Gloria Calderon Kellett (iZombie; How I Met Your Mother), and Zev Borow (Chuck; lots of legit stuff like The New Yorker and …

MANHATTAN's Sam Shaw and Thomas Schlamme

October 10th, 2015


Show EP/creator Sam Shaw and EP/director Thomas Schlamme (Sports Night; The West Wing; ER; The Americans) discuss bringing out the show's themes, casting, pitching, and lots more.Season 2 of Manhattan airs Tuesday, …

Damon Lindelof, Chris Dingess, Noelle Valdivia and Kit Boss

October 6th, 2015


Damon Lindelof (co-creator, Lost, The Leftovers), Chris Dingess (Agent Carter), Noelle Valdivia (Ash Vs the Evil Dead; Manhattan), and Kit Boss (iZombie; Bob’s Burgers).Recorded September 13, 2015.

Marc Guggenheim, Corinne Marshall, Evan Bleiweiss and Laura Valdivia

September 29th, 2015


Marc Guggenheim (co-creator, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow), Corinne Marshall (School of Rock; Surviving Jack; creator, KC Undercover), Evan …

Family Men: Masters of the Family Sitcom

September 22nd, 2015


Family Men: Masters of the Family Sitcom with Norman Lear (creator of All in The Family, The Jeffersons, Maude, One Day at a Time, Sanford and Son, Good Times, and MORE), Phil Rosenthal (creator of Everybody Loves …

An Animated Career 2

September 19th, 2015


Join us for a lively panel discussion with a very engaged audience on the ups and downs of careers in cartoons between voice actor Jason Spisak (Young Justice), producer/writer/director/artist Shannon Eric Denton …

Steven Knight

September 15th, 2015


The creator of Peaky Blinders, The Detectives, and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and screenwriter of the upcoming Pawn Sacrifice and World War Z II, as well as Locke, Closed Circuit, Eastern Promises, Dirty Pretty …

The Leftovers

September 8th, 2015


Writer/creator Damon Lindelof, director/executive producer Mimi Leder, and co-stars Ann Dowd, Chris Eccleston, Carrie Coon discuss the first season of the HBO series and what's coming next. Recorded June 7, 2015 at ATX

“To Adapt Is To Evolve” from ATX Television Festival

September 5th, 2015


Adaptions are hard enough — honoring an original vision, satisfying a fan base, and translating characters from one medium (written word or film) to another (episodic television). What if in addition to that, you also …

“The Buyers” panel from ATX Television Festival

September 1st, 2015


How does a studio or network know whether or not a show is right for them? What happens when multiple executives from different companies want the …

Bunheads/Teachers/Younger panels from ATX Television Festival

August 30th, 2015


First, Bunheads creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and cast members Sutton Foster, Kelly Bishop, and Stacey Oristano discuss the dance sequences, turning points, and character moments that made this Cancelled-Too-Soon series …

The Simpsons from ATX Television Festival

August 25th, 2015


The Simpsons has spanned 27 years. It has shaped many people's childhood, young adolescence, and adulthood, while defining a culture and a medium. …

Justified finale panel from ATX Television Festival

August 22nd, 2015


Esquire's Andy Langer chats with writer/creator Graham Yost, writer/producers Dave Andron and Fred Golan, director Jon Avnett, and co-star Nick …

“Coffee with Amy Sherman-Palladino” from ATX Television Festival

August 18th, 2015


The creator Gilmore Girls and Bunheads joins Entertainment Weekly's Danielle Nussbaum for an intimate conversation about the creation of her shows, writing strong characters and dialogue, and lots more.Recorded June 5, …

BAMFest at San Diego Comic Con

August 11th, 2015


Riki Lindhome (co-creator, Another Period; Garfunkel & Oates), Mickey Fisher (creator, Extant), Tad Stones (creator, Darkwing Duck), Ben Edlund (creator, The Tick; Powers; Gotham), Cheryl Heuton (co-creator, …

James L. Brooks in conversation with Phil Rosenthal from ATX Television Festival.

August 4th, 2015


James L. Brooks is the writer/director of such seminal films as Terms of Endearment and Broadcast News. In TV, he started in series such as My Mother the Car, That Girl, and The Andy Griffith Show before creating or …

Halt and Catch Fire

August 1st, 2015


Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers, creators of AMC's Halt and Catch Fire, discuss telling personal stories in a public medium, writing together, pitching and selling, and more.

ORPHAN BLACK panel from ATX Television Festival

July 25th, 2015


With co-creator Graeme Manson and co-star Kristian Bruun (“Donnie”). Hosted by Natalie Abrams (Entertainment Weekly). Recorded June 6, 2015 at ATX Television Festival.

BONUS EPISODE TV Writers Room from WonderCon

July 23rd, 2015


Moderated by Sony Pictures Television's jocular senior VP of drama development & production Chris Parnell, this year's heroic lineup includes …

Marta Kauffman

July 21st, 2015


The co-creator of Friends, Grace & Frankie, and Dream On discusses how she runs shows, what she looks for in a room, bringing heart to her shows, …

BONUS EPISODE FX Comedy Night panels from ATX Television Festival

July 16th, 2015


FX Comedy Night panels from ATX Television Festival, June 5, 2015.Married featuring creator Andrew Gurland and stars Nat Faxon, Judy Greer, Brett Gelman, and Sarah Burns; moderated by Ben Blacker; …

Chris Carter

July 14th, 2015


Chris Carter, The X-Files creator discusses returning to the franchise he started 24 years ago,  pitching and planning the show, mythology and …

Neil Cross

July 7th, 2015


Neil Cross, the creator of Luther and Crossbones talks about his beginnings as a novelist, banging his head against the wall, working from Wellington, New Zealand (where this interview was recorded!), learning TV from …

Kay Cannon

June 30th, 2015


Kay Cannon, the hilarious, charming writer of Pitch Perfect and its sequel talks about her compulsion to write an a capella movie, her six years on …

BONUS EPISODE: CBS Summer Series Writers from ATX Television Festival

June 27th, 2015


Mickey Fisher (creator, Extant), Joshua Applebaum (co-creator, Zoo), and Adam Stein (Under the Dome) discuss their CBS summer event series, how they started in the business, and lots more. Under the Dome's third season …

BONUS EPISODE The Devoted Niche vs The Casual Mass panel from ATX Television Festival

June 25th, 2015


What makes an audience valuable? Can a loyal, passionate fan base whose voice is ten times louder than a casual viewer make an impact? That and more are discussed by Phil Rosenthal (creator, Everybody Loves Raymond), …

BONUS EPISODE from ATX Television Festival

June 18th, 2015


Following an advance screening of the Complications premiere, creator Matt Nix (Burn Notice), writer/producer Michael Horowitz, and stars Jessica …

Brannon Braga

June 16th, 2015


Brannon Braga, the co-creator of WGN America's Salem discusses his 15 years in the Star Trek franchise, starting as an intern on The Next Generation, running Voyager, and creating Enterprise, as well as talking candidly …


June 9th, 2015


Matt Nix, the creator of USA's upcoming Complications and Burn Notice returns to talk about his new medical thriller, telling a personal story, changing viewer habits, caring about stories, and making soup. …

Chris Sparling

June 2nd, 2015


The writer of the Cannes premiering Sea of Trees, directed by Gus Van Sant, as well as thrillers-in-a-box Buried and ATM, talks about the good side …


May 30th, 2015


Creator/executive producer Joelle Garfinkel, director/executive producer David Slack, and co-star/executive producer Kate Bond discuss their new web-series, including its origins, the thematic goals, production, and …


May 19th, 2015


Director/co-writer Jack Plotnick and VFX supervisor Billy Brooks discuss the independent science fiction period black comedy, available now On Demand.


May 12th, 2015


Showrunner Chad Hodge (creator of The Playboy Club, Runaway, and All About Us) talks about writing scripts you're passionate about, getting his unexpected break, early success in the Peter Engels (Saved by the Bell) …

Jennie Snyder Urman

May 5th, 2015


Jane the Virgin creator/showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman (Gilmore Girls; Hope & Faith; Men in Trees) discusses the various stages of the show's …

Adam Pava & Mark Miller

April 25th, 2015


Adam Pava (The Boxtrolls; Out of Jimmy's Head) and Mark Miller (VP of Clive Barker's Seraphim Inc; writer of the Hellraiser comic) talk about writing …

Better Call Saul

April 21st, 2015


Better Call Saul season 1 in review with co-creator/co-showrunner Peter Gould, writers Thomas Schnauz, Gennifer Hutchison, and Gordon Smith, and …

Diane Ruggiero and iZombie

April 14th, 2015


Diane Ruggiero co-created iZombie and became showrunner Rob Thomas's right hand on Veronica Mars. Here, we dig deep with Diane to talk about how she was always a writer, how she went from waitressing to selling her …

Spoiler Alert panel from ATX

April 11th, 2015


While TV viewing evolves so does our appetite for spoilers. How do they affect how we consume television? Featuring Beau Willimon (creator, House of …


April 7th, 2015


The Comedians co-creator and showrunner talks about his new FX show, working with a comedy legend, who steers the ship on an auteur-driven show, his time on season 4 of Community, season 4 of Arrested Development, and …


March 31st, 2015


Peter Horton, the actor (thirtysomething), director (Grey's Anatomy; Dirty Sexy Money), and writer discusses the new show he co-created, American Odyssey, as well as storytelling in its different modes, working on and …


March 28th, 2015


Indie game creator Alexis Kennedy (Fallen London, Sunless Sea) of Failbetter Games plumbs the murky depths of games with Heath Corson (Bizarro, …


March 24th, 2015


Diane Ruggiero (co-creator, iZombie; Veronica Mars; creator, That's Life) and Sarah Shapiro (creator, UnReal) discuss their new shows and take questions from the audience.

Mutant Enemy writers room reunion

March 17th, 2015


David Greenwalt (Buffy seasons 1-3; co-creator of Angel; later work includes co-creating Grimm), Marti Noxon (Buffy seasons 2-7; Angel; later work includes co-creating Un-Real and developing Girlfriends' Guide to …

BONUS EPISODE: Robot Chicken

March 14th, 2015


Heath Corson (Bizarro, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis) is on special assignment at the Stoopid Buddy HQ to interview the masterminds behind ROBOT CHICKEN: co-creator Matt Senreich, Exec. Producer Eric Towner and …

BANSHEE's Jonathan Tropper

March 10th, 2015


Jonathan Tropper, the co-creator of Banshee and author of six novels including Plan B and This Is Where I Leave You discusses discovering plot in the process of writing, his interests as a writer, developing Banshee and …

Bates Motel

March 3rd, 2015


Co-creator Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights; Boston Public) and co-star Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) discuss their …


February 24th, 2015


Executive producer Matt Thompson and co-producer Casey Willis, both of whom have been with show creator Adam Reed since Sealab 2021 and Frisky Dingo, discuss how Archer is written and produced, the increasing quality of …

EMPIRE's Ilene Chaiken

February 17th, 2015


The showrunner of Fox's hit Empire and the creator of Showtime's The L Word, Ilene Chaiken talks about the similarities between these shows, her years as a development executive for Aaron Spelling, how the Empire room …

Friends Writers Room Reunion Part 1

February 10th, 2015


Jeff Greenstein & Jeff Strauss (season 1; later work includes co-creating Partners), Alexa Junge (seasons 1-5; later work includes Grace and Frankie [with Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman]; United States of Tara; …

TV Executives

February 3rd, 2015


CBS's Bryan Seabury, Sony's Chris Parnell, and Caitlin Foito of ABC Studios take you inside the TV pitching and selling process from another perspective. Their candid conversation covers how decisions are made, what …


January 27th, 2015


Co-creator/showrunner Bob Fisher (Traffic Light) and actor Kevin Bigley of the USA half-hour program Sirens chat about how the show is made, shooting in Chicago, comedy they love, and lots more. Season 2 of Sirens …

Nell Scovell

January 20th, 2015


Nell Scovell, creator of the Sabrina, the Teenage Witch series, has been in the business for thirty years and has worked with such luminaries as David Letterman, the Smothers Brothers, and more. She's been on the staff …

Patton Oswalt and John Hodgman

January 13th, 2015


Actor and comedian Patton Oswalt's new book, Silver Screen Fiend, is out now. In this chat with author, humorist, and actor John Hodgman, Patton talks about how the book came to be, his love of movies, comedy, and lots …

HART OF DIXIE's Leila Gerstein

January 6th, 2015


The creator of Hart of Dixie, which begins its fourth season this Friday (January 9), talks about creating the show, being a first-time showrunner, working with the CW, creating the show as a response to her time on …

Year in Review

December 16th, 2014


Our old pals Josh Friedman (showrunner, The Sarah Connor Chronicles; Avatar sequel), Aaron Ginsburg (The 100; Intelligence; The Good Guys), and Emily …

GIRLS' Jenni Konner

December 9th, 2014


Since starting out as an assistant on Freaks and Geeks and her first staff writer job on Undeclared, Jenni Konner has gone on to write and produce shows for network television and cable. She's now the co-showrunner of …

Ben Queen, Kim Shumway and Deirdre Mangan

December 2nd, 2014


Ben Queen (creator, A to Z), Kim Shumway (The 100; Dallas), Deirdre Mangan (I, Zombie). Getting back to our “panel” roots by throwing together three writers from different backgrounds and experiences to talk about the …

SCORPION's Nick Santora

November 25th, 2014


The creator of CBS's hit Scorpion and the beloved Prison Break talks about his work habits, blending drama and comedy, transitioning from law to screenwriting, what he looks for in putting together a room, and more.

Bojack Horseman

November 18th, 2014


Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg and designer Lisa Hanawalt discuss the conception of the animated comedy, Raphael's inspiration from Lisa's …


November 11th, 2014


The creators of the USA comedy, Michaela Watkins (Saturday Night Live; Trophy Wife) and Damon Jones (Halfway Home) discuss issue-driven comedy, long takes, complicated characters, selling their series twice, their …


November 4th, 2014


Erica Messer has been with Criminal Minds from its first day and has been promoted through the ranks to showrunner of the long-running CBS series. She talks about the big changes the show has made over the years, where …

Showrunners Documentary

October 28th, 2014


Producer Ryan Patrick McGuffey, director Des Doyle, and author Tara Bennett (who wrote the official companion to the film, Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show) discuss showrunning and showrunners, what sort of a …

Rina Mimoun

October 21st, 2014


The showrunner of Red Band Society and Mistresses talks about writing at the heyday of the WB, having worked on Jack & Jill, Dawson's Creek, and …

Chris Chibnall

October 14th, 2014


The creator of Broadchurch and its American remake, Fox's Gracepoint, as well as Born and Bred, discusses writing personal stories, show-running Torchwood and Law & Order: UK, writing for Doctor Who and Life on …

Sam Shaw

October 7th, 2014


The creator of WGN's terrific series Manhattan talks about his inspiration for the show, relationships with writers, balancing his characters' stories with historical fact, what he learned from working on Masters of …

Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters

September 30th, 2014


The showrunners of both Marvel's Agent Carter series debuting in January and ABC's Resurrection (second season Sept 28) talk about their long writing …

Person of Interest

September 23rd, 2014


Creator/executive producer Jonah Nolan (The Dark Knight), executive producer/co-showrunner Greg Plageman (NYPD Blue), and writers/producers Lucas …

Simon Barrett

September 16th, 2014


The writer of the lauded horror film You're Next as well as the upcoming The Guest talks about writing for himself and his creative partner Adam Wingard as well as for an audience, walks us through his late nights of …

Nerdist Podcast Network Super Panel

September 14th, 2014


Live from SDCC 2014, it's the Nerdist Podcast Super Panel with Matt Mira (Nerdist, James Bonding), Jonah Ray (Nerdist, Jonah Raydio), Janet Varney …

Quick Draw

September 9th, 2014


Creators of the Hulu original series, director Nancy Hower and actor John Lehr, talk about their improvised Western procedural sit-com, how they …

“So Dramatic” panel from ATX

September 2nd, 2014


With Liz Tigelaar (Nashville; Bates Motel; creator, Life Unexpected), Kyle Killer (creator, Awake and Lone Star), Mark Johnson (EP, Rectify), Bryan Seabury (VP, Drama Development at CBS), David Madden (President, Fox TV …

Ratings, Recaps, Reviews panel from ATX

August 26th, 2014


Kyle Killen (Awake; Lone Star) knows more about ratings than he cares to, and he's going to break it down for you starting with who, what, when, where, or IF watching matters. Dissecting Neilsen, DVRs, live viewing, …

Legend of Korra/Avatar: the Last Airbender

August 19th, 2014


Creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino talk about bringing their adventure/action/comedy/coming-of-age animated series to the screen, finding a new process for producing animated television, their …

Maureen Johnson

August 12th, 2014


The author of such young-adult novels as The Name of the Star (first of the “Shades of London” series), 13 Little Blue Envelopes, and Suite Scarlett …

Reboot, Re-imagine, Remake panel from ATX Television Festival

August 5th, 2014


Whether it's a beloved relationship (Jason Katims' About a Boy), a specific tone (Noah Hawley's Fargo), a foreign format (Andy Daly's Review), or a tale with a pre-determined ending (Carlton Cuse's Bates Motel), a …

Thomas Lennon & Neal Baer Live at San Diego ComicCon!

July 29th, 2014


Thomas Lennon (co-creator, Reno 911; Night at the Museum; @midnight) and Neal Baer (showrunner, Under the Dome; ER; Law & Order: SVU). Recorded live at the Nerdist space at Petco Park during San Diego ComicCon, on …

Terence Winter

July 22nd, 2014


The creator of Boardwalk Empire and Oscar nominee for his adaptation of the Wolf of Wall Street talks about his start in sit-coms, short-lived, and …

Pairing Off: A Look at Co-Creating and Writing from ATX Television Festival

July 15th, 2014


Mike Royce and Ray Romano (creators, Men of a Certain Age); Emily Halpern (co-creator, Trophy Wife), Andy Daly (co-creator, Review), and Kerry Ehrin (co-creator, Bates Motel) discuss working with another creative …

Carlton Cuse

July 8th, 2014


From this year's ATX Television Festival, an intimate discussion of his influences and TV inspirations, his mentors, tales on how he got his start, and his personal and professional highs and lows. Joined by Hitfix's …

Adam Rogers Returns!

July 1st, 2014


We last spoke with Wired editor Adam Rogers way back in episode 24 and discussed the book he had just begun. Now that book is here! Proof: The Science of Booze is a fascinating and immensely enjoyable survey of how your …

Orphan Black

June 24th, 2014


Graeme Manson and John Fawcett, creators of Orphan Black, talk about the long gestation period of their clone saga, how the show works, what each of them brings to the project, what happens in the room, and lots more. …

Noah Hawley and Fargo

June 17th, 2014


Noah Hawley (creator of My Generation and The Unusuals) talks about adapting the Coen Brothers' movie for the ten-episode FX series, the atypical writing and production process for the show, and what may come next. …

The Signal

June 10th, 2014


Will Eubank has worked as a cinematographer for years in the film industry, and now his second feature as writer/director, The Signal, is being released by Focus Features. Will talks about how he got where he is, …

Writers and The Law

June 3rd, 2014


This is not the name of a terrible TV procedural, but rather the topic of discussion with lawyer Larry Zerner and lawer-turned-TV-writer David Hudgins (Friday Night Lights). What do writers, especially beginning …

Improvisation in TV and Film panel from C2E2

May 27th, 2014


Second City luminary Craig Cackowski (Community; Veep), and Second City alumni Mark Gagliardi and Hal Lublin (Thrilling Adventure Hour) discuss improvisation techniques and uses for aspiring actors at a panel at …


May 20th, 2014


Creator/co-showrunner Kevin Biegel (co-creator, Cougar Town) and co-showrunner Mike Royce (co-creator, Men of a Certain Age) discuss the critically beloved Fox comedy, why it's personal for them both, breaking stories, …

Person of Interest

May 13th, 2014


Creator/executive producer Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight; Interstellar) and executive producer Greg Plageman (NYPD Blue; Cold Case) sit down to …

The Children of Tendu/Nerdist Writers Panel crossover part 2!

May 6th, 2014


Ben Blacker sits down with Children of Tendu hosts Javier Grillo-Marxuatch (Helix; creator, The Middleman) and Jose Molina (Sleepy Hollow; Terra …

New writers!

April 29th, 2014


Judalina Neira (who went from the NBC writers program to being writers' assistant on Do No Harm) and Heidi Cole McAdams (who moved from development …

Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely

April 22nd, 2014


Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, writers of Captain America: Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World, The Chronicles of Narnia, and more, chat …

The Scriptnotes/Nerdist Writers Panel Crossover part 2!

April 15th, 2014


Scriptnotes hosts John August (Big Fish; Frankenweenie; Go) and Craig Mazin (The Hangover 2; Identity Thief) join NWP's Ben Blacker to talk about what Craig and John are working on, their writing habits, take questions …

Jonathan Groff, Rob Doherty, & Steven Maeda

April 8th, 2014


Jonathan Groff (creator, Andy Barker PI; Happy Endings; Scrubs); Rob Doherty (creator, Elementary); Steven Maeda (Helix; Pan Am; Lost; X-Files). Recorded March 16, 2014

Matt Walsh

April 1st, 2014


UCB co-founder Matt Walsh (actor, Veep, Dog Bites Man) talks about his present project as writer/director, A Better You, which is currently running an IndieGoGo campaign to pay for post-production. Matt chats about …


March 25th, 2014


Andy Daly, writer/actor Andy Blitz, and writer/director Jeffrey Blitz discuss their terrific new Comedy Central show Review. How the show was made, Andy's character “Forrest McNeil,” how episodes are broken, and the arc …


March 18th, 2014


Clark Gregg (writer/director: Choke; Trust Me; actor: Marvel's Agents of SHIELD); Dan Bucatinsky (writer: Web Therapy; Grey's Anatomy; actor: Scandal); Liz Vassey (writer: NBC bowling pilot; actor: CSI; The …

Moira Kirland, Terry Matalas, Travis Fickett, and Douglas Petrie

March 11th, 2014


Moira Kirland (Arrow; Castle); Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett (SyFy's upcoming 12 Monkeys; Nikita; Terra Nova); and returning guest Douglas Petrie (Buffy; American Horror Story: Coven).Recorded February 16, 2014.

Phillip Iscove, Dawn Prestwich, Nicole Yorkin, and Cole Haddon

March 4th, 2014


Phillip Iscove (co-creator, Sleepy Hollow); Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin (The Killing; Carnivale); Cole Haddon (creator, NBC's Dracula).Recorded …

Bryan Fuller

February 25th, 2014


The creator of Hannibal, Pushing Daisies, Wonderfalls, and Dead Like Me discusses his work habits, putting a philosophy in every scene, death, …

Michelle Ashford, John Hamburg, and Carlos Coto

February 18th, 2014


Michelle Ashford (creator, Masters of Sex); John Hamburg (Meet the Parents; Zoolander; creator, Welcome to the Captain), Carlos Coto (showrunner, …

John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein

February 11th, 2014


The writers of Horrible Bosses, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (Burt Wonderstone; Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2) talk about their …

Emmy Grinwis, Deric Hughes, and Benjamin Raab

February 4th, 2014


Emmy Grinwis (MTV's upcoming Eye Candy); Deric Hughes and Benjamin Raab (Warehouse 13). A chat with up-and-coming writers about being up-and-coming writers, how they got noticed, writing and selling, and more.

Dan Harmon, Chris McKenna, Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, and Joe Henderson

January 28th, 2014


Dan Harmon (creator, Community); Chris McKenna (Community); Justin Halpern & Patrick Schumacker (creators, Surviving Jack and $#*! My Dad Says); …

Karina Longworth

January 21st, 2014


Former LA Weekly and Village Voice film critic Karina Longworth (Masters of Cinema: George Lucas) discusses her new book, Meryl Streep: Anatomy of an Actor, authorial voice in criticism, and what makes movies good.

Kurt Sutter

January 14th, 2014


The Sons of Anarchy creator is joined by SoA superfans Jessica Goldstein (Cougar Town) and Paul Grellong (Revolution) to discuss how the show is put …

TV Year in Review part 2

December 17th, 2013


TV Year in Review part 2 with Josh Friedman (Avatar sequel; creator, Sarah Connor Chronicles), Jeff Greenstein (director, Mom; Will & Grace), and Cathryn Humphris (Elementary).

TV Year in Review part 1

December 10th, 2013


With Hart Hanson (creator, Bones), Andrew Miller (creator, Secret Circle), and Aaron Ginsburg (Finder; Intelligence).

Directors panel from ATX, an Austin TV Festival

December 3rd, 2013


Featuring Tom Verica (Scandal), Dave Semel (American Horror Story), and Rob Schrab (Childrens Hospital). A look at directors of episodic television. They say that TV is a writer’s medium…as opposed to film that is a …

Austin Film Festival

November 26th, 2013


Ashley Miller (Thor; X-Men: First Class), Kelly Marcel (Saving Mr. Banks; 50 Shades of Gray); and Kell Cahoon (Psych; Just Shoot Me; NewsRadio). Recorded live at the Austin Film Festival on October 24, 2013.

Mark Protosevich

November 19th, 2013


Mark Protosevich (The Cell; I Am Legend) talks about adapting Oldboy—directed by Spike Lee, in theaters this week—from the Korean original, feature adaptations, and lots more.

Welcome to Night Vale

November 12th, 2013


Recorded at NY Comic Con, it's a look behind the curtain of the mega-popular podcast, Welcome to Night Vale with creator Joseph Fink, co-writer …

The Colbert Report

November 5th, 2013


Head-writer Opus Moreschi (Craig Kilborn; Li'l Bush) and writers Eric Drysdale (The Daily Show), Nate Charny, Michael Brumm, Meredith Scardino, and Aaron Cohen discuss how the show is put together, writing jokes, and …

Sesame Street

October 29th, 2013


Head-writer/puppeteer Joey Mazzarino and writers John Weidman, Christine Ferraro, Belinda Ward, and Molly Boylan tell Ben how to get, how to get to …

Actors Roundtable

October 22nd, 2013


“Actors Roundtable” from ATX Television Festival: Some of today’s leading episodic actors talk about the ups and downs of their TV careers. With Joshua Malina (Scandal), Lucas Neff (Raising Hope), Scott Porter (Friday …

Showrunners & Creators

October 15th, 2013


Showrunners and Creators panel from ATX Television Festival. Michael Rauch, Andrew Lenchewski, Dmitry Lipkin, Tim Doyle, Kevin Biegel, Mike Royce, Dan Bucatinsky. Moderated by Andrew Miller.

Michael Jacobs

October 8th, 2013


Michael Jacobs' first foray into TV was a home run with creation of the iconic '80s series Charles in Charge, and he didn't stop there, as he went on to create some of the most recognizable series in the 1980s and …


October 1st, 2013


Mythology panel from ATX Television Festival. Remi Aubuchon (creator, Caprica), Richard Hatem (Grimm; The Gates), Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire …


September 24th, 2013


BONUS EPISODE: Enlisted panel from ATX Television Festival. All about the new Fox army sibling comedy, with its creator Kevin Biegel (co-creator, Cougar Town), executive producer Mike Royce (Men of  a Certain Age), and …

Once Upon A Time

September 24th, 2013


Once Upon a Time creators Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis, recorded at ATX Television Festival.Recorded at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX, on June 8, 2013.

Structure of a Sitcom

September 17th, 2013


“Structure of a Sitcom and Rise of the Anti-Sitcom” panel from ATX Television Festival: Dan Harmon (creator, Community), Paul Scheer (creator, …

Ghost Girls

September 9th, 2013


A chat with the writers/creators of the awesome and hilarious new Yahoo series, Amanda Lund, Maria Blasucci, and Jeremy Konner (Drunk History). The 12-episode paranormal procedural was directed by Konner and co-produced …

ATX Television Festival

September 3rd, 2013


Pitch-Pilot-Pick Up panel from ATX Television Festival: Julie Plec (showrunner, Vampire Diaries; co-creator/showrunner, The Originals), Liz Tigelaar …

Veronica Mars

August 27th, 2013


Veronica Mars's Rob Thomas and Chris Lowell, live from ATX Television Festival.Recorded at the Stephen F. Austin Hotel ballroom in Austin, TX, on June 9, 2013.

Davey Holmes

August 24th, 2013


BONUS EPISODE: An in-depth chat with Davey Holmes (Awake; Shameless; Law & Order; Pushing Daisies) about his 2013 pilot Boomerang, pitching, …


August 20th, 2013


The Jaws Summer Special! End your summer talking Jaws, comedy, and more with Jaws screenwriter Carl Gottlieb (The Smothers Brothers; The Jerk) and …

Comedy Bang Bang!

August 13th, 2013


Comedy Bang Bang! From ATX Television Festival, a chat with CBB creator and Earwolf network co-founder Scott Aukerman (Between Two Ferns) and CBB's …

Vince Gilligan, Greg Daniels, Carlton Cuse, and Liz Meriweather

August 6th, 2013


100th episode spectacular! Live from Largo at the Coronet, in conjunction with Fast Company magazine, an all-star line-up with Vince Gilligan …

Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme

July 30th, 2013


A fun chat with writers/comics/actors/producers Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme of comedy brand Broken Lizard (Supertroopers; Beer Fest). Check out Kevin and Steve's new webseries at

Arthur Phillips

July 23rd, 2013


#98 An in-depth chat with author Arthur Phillips (The Tragedy of Arthur; The Egyptologist; Prague) about Shakespeare, making work of writing, …

Nerdist Writers Panel #97: JG Quintel and Alex Hirsch

July 16th, 2013


JG Quintel (creator, The Regular Show); Alex Hirsch (creator, Gravity Falls).Recorded May 19, 2013. As of today The Regular Show seasons 1 and 2 are …

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

July 9th, 2013


The team behind the Lizzie Bennet Diaries, including co-creator Bernie Su, writers Margaret Dunlap, Rachel Kiley, and Kate Rorick, and writer/transmedia mastermind Jay Bushman.

Rebecca Sinclair, Greg Malins and Mark O’Keefe

July 2nd, 2013


Rebecca Sinclair (90210; Gilmore Girls; Buffy), Greg Malins (Friends; How I Met Your Mother; 2 Broke Girls), and Mark O’Keefe (The Weird Al Show; News Radio; Bruce Almighty). Recorded March 24, 2013.

Greg Daniels, Jessica Goldstein, and Chrissy Pietrosh

June 25th, 2013


Greg Daniels (developer, The Office; co-creator, Parks and Recreation; creator, King of the Hill); Jessica Goldstein and Chrissy Pietrosh (Cougar …

Carlton Cuse, Michael Schur, and JJ Philbin

June 18th, 2013


Carlton Cuse (Bates Motel; Lost; The Strain); Michael Schur (co-creator, Parks and Recreation); JJ Philbin (New Girl; The OC; Gilmore Girls).Recorded April 21, 2013

Graham Yost, creator and showrunner of Justified

June 11th, 2013


Graham Yost, creator and showrunner of Justified.As part of Fast Company magazine's “Most Creative People” issue, Ben Blacker interviewed the showrunners and creators of some of television's most interesting and …

Howard Gordon, co-creator of Homeland

June 4th, 2013


Howard Gordon, co-creator of Homeland, executive producer of three 2013 pilots.As part of Fast Company magazine's “Most Creative People” issue, Ben Blacker interviewed the showrunners and creators of some of …

Ian Roberts and Jay Martel, showrunners of Key & Peele

June 1st, 2013


BONUS EPISODE with Ian Roberts and Jay Martel, showrunners of Key & Peele.As part of Fast Company magazine's “Most Creative People” issue, Ben Blacker interviewed the showrunners and creators of some of television's …

Vince Gilligan, creator and showrunner of Breaking Bad

May 28th, 2013


Vince Gilligan, creator and showrunner of Breaking Bad.As part of Fast Company magazine's “Most Creative People” issue, Ben Blacker interviewed the showrunners and creators of some of television's most interesting and …

Callie Khouri, creator of Nashville

May 22nd, 2013


BONUS EPISODE with Callie Khouri, creator of Nashville.As part of Fast Company magazine's “Most Creative People” issue, Ben Blacker interviewed the showrunners and creators of some of television's most interesting and …

Jason Fuchs

May 21st, 2013


An in-depth chat with Jason Fuchs about the work he did on the ABC/Disney pilot Big Thunder, the animated feature Ice Age: Continental Drift, being a child actor, and lots more. (Note: this interview was recorded before …

Liz Meriweather, Brett Baer and Dave Finkel, creator and showrunners of the New Girl

May 14th, 2013


Liz Meriweather, Brett Baer and Dave Finkel, creator and showrunners of the New Girl.As part of Fast Company magazine's “Most Creative People” issue, Ben Blacker interviewed the showrunners and creators of some of …

Adam F. Goldberg

May 7th, 2013


An in-depth chat with Adam F. Goldberg about his varied writing career on such projects as indie feature Fanboys, childrens' entertainments The …

Ryan Condal

April 30th, 2013


An in-depth chat with Ryan Condal who is currently adapting the comic series The 6th Gun for NBC and Hercules: The Thracian Wars for Paramount, MGM, …

Nicholas Falacci, Cheryl Heuton, Taylor Elmore and Michael Gilvary

April 23rd, 2013


Nicholas Falacci and Cheryl Heuton (creators, Numb3ers), Taylor Elmore (Justified), and Michael Gilvary (Chicago Fire; Breakout Kings). Recorded …

Celebrating Husbands, the comic!

April 16th, 2013


The creators of Husbands, the series, Jane Espenson (Once Upon a Time; Buffy; Caprica) and Brad Bell (“Cheeks”), have written a wonderful series for …

Writers of Kroll Show

April 9th, 2013


An in depth chat with the writers/directors/creators of Comedy Central's Kroll Show, Nick Kroll, Jonathan Krisel, and John Levenstein, about bringing …

Andy Bobrow, Emily Halpern, Gideon Yago and Max Winkler

April 2nd, 2013


Andy Bobrow (Community; Malcolm in the Middle); Emily Halpern (The Unit; Private Practice); Gideon Yago (The Newsroom); Max Winkler (writer/director, …

Bob Harris

March 26th, 2013


A chat with author Bob Harris (Prisoner of Trebekistan) about his new book on micro-loans The International Bank of Bob. We talk about doing good to feel good, emotional writing, the business of books, advice from Joss …

Joe Port and Joe Wiseman

March 19th, 2013


An in-depth interview with Joe Port and Joe Wiseman (Dilbert; Son of the Beach; Just Shoot Me) about their new, autobiographical pilot Joe and Joe and Jane, their writing partnership, what's funny, and lots more.

Bill Prady, Donick Cary and Stephen Scaia

March 12th, 2013


Bill Prady (co-creator, The Big Bang Theory); Donick Cary (New Girl; Bored to Death; former head-writer, Late Show with David Letterman); Stephen Scaia (Human Target; Jericho; adapting Y: The Last Man for feature film). …

Live from the Jonathan Coulton Cruise!

March 5th, 2013


Live from the Jonathan Coulton Cruise! Bill Corbett (Rifftrax; Mystery Science Theater 3000) hosts author John Scalzi (Old Man’s War), …

Leslye Headland

February 26th, 2013


An in-depth chat with writer/director Leslye Headland (Bachelorette) about movies, plays, working on FX's Terriers, David Mamet, and her new pilot, Assistance.

Live from San Francisco!

February 19th, 2013


Live from San Francisco! Michael Chabon (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay; Telegraph Avenue); Glen David Gold (Carter Beats the Devil; …

Nerdist Comics Panel backdoor pilot

February 12th, 2013


Nerdist Comics Panel backdoor pilot. The spin-off podcast is coming soon. For now, enjoy this chat with its hosts Ben Blacker, Len Wein (creator of …

Robert Kirkman

February 5th, 2013


An in-depth chat with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman (Invincible; Super Dinosaur; Thief of Thieves) about the formation of his Skybound imprint at Image Comics, his process for breaking story, choices he's made …

American Horror Story: Asylum in review!

January 29th, 2013


American Horror Story: Asylum in review! Executive producer Tim Minear and co-exec producers Jennifer Salt, and Jessica Sharzer on the incredible second season of the FX horror-drama-comedy-musical (“The Name Game?”), …

Marlon Wayans

January 22nd, 2013


Marlon Wayans. Recorded January 16th, 2013

BJ Novak, Elaine Ko and Kevin Shinick

January 15th, 2013


BJ Novak (The Office); Elaine Ko (Modern Family; Family Guy); and Kevin Shinick (developer, MAD; Robot Chicken). Recorded November 11, 2012.

2012 in review, part 2!

January 8th, 2013


2012 in review, part 2! Join some MORE of our favorite panelists—Join some MORE of our favorite panelists—Aaron Ginsburg (Do No Harm; Finder) and …

2012 in review, part 1

December 11th, 2012


2012 in review, part 1! Join some of our favorite panelists—Josh Friedman (creator, Sarah Connor Chronicles), Andrew Miller (creator, Secret Circle), and Cathryn Humphris (Ringer; Mob Doctor)—as they talk about what …

Man of Action Studios!

December 4th, 2012


An in-depth chat with the creators of Ben 10 and Generator Rex and the developers of Ultimate Spider-Man and the upcoming Avengers Assemble cartoons. Also accomplished comic book writers and artists, Man of Action is …

Pendleton Ward, Martin Gero and Kent Osborne

November 27th, 2012


Pendleton Ward (creator, Adventure Time); Martin Gero (creator, The LA Complex); Kent Osborne (head writer, Adventure Time; Spongebob; Flapjack). Recorded October 21, 2012.

Live from NY!

November 14th, 2012


Live from NY! Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live; South Park) and Peter David (comic books! Including X-Factor, Supergirl, 12 years on Incredible Hulk, …

Live from Brooklyn!

November 1st, 2012


Live from Brooklyn! Some of the funniest people in NY. Joe Randazzo (former editor of The Onion); Caissie St. Onge (Best Week Ever; Rosie O'Donnell; Letterman); Stephen Falk (Weeds; Next Caller); Matt Debenham (author, …

Jeff Eastin, Lauren Hissrich and Victor Fresco

October 25th, 2012


Jeff Eastin (creator, White Collar and Graceland); Lauren Hissrich (The West Wing, Justice) Victor Fresco (creator, Andy Richter Controls the …

Iain Morris, Fred Stoller, Charlie Grandy and Amy Ozols

October 18th, 2012


Iain Morris (co-creator, The Inbetweeners [UK]; Flight of the Conchords); Fred Stoller (Seinfeld; Handy Manny); Charlie Grandy (The Daily Show; …

Mad Men season five in review!

October 11th, 2012


Mad Men season five in review! Creator/showrunner Matthew Weiner, showrunners Andre and Maria Jacquemetton, and writer Erin Levy give their take on the AMC series' fifth season, choices they made about the characters, …

“Why Aren't More People Talking About These Awesome Shows?”

October 4th, 2012


The “Why Aren't More People Talking About These Awesome Shows?” panel, featuring Awkward. creator Lauren Iungerich and Parenthood/Friday Night Lights …

An Evening with Ed Brubaker

September 27th, 2012


Comic book writer/creator of Fatale, Criminal, Captain America, and more. Topics discussed include the “rules of comic book writing,” the state of …

Key and Peele

September 20th, 2012


Creators/writers/stars of Comedy Central's Key and Peele: Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, showrunner Ian Roberts, Rebecca Drysdale, Colton Dunn, …

Jonathan Katz and Tom Snyder

September 13th, 2012


An in-depth chat Jonathan Katz and Tom Snyder, co-creators of Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist. We talk about that watershed show for Comedy Central, as well as the Snyder-produced Home Movies, “Squiggle-vision,” Katz's …

Breaking Bad Season Five in Review

September 6th, 2012


Breaking Bad season five in review! Showrunner/creator Vince Gilligan and writers Peter Gould, Sam Catlin, George Mastras, Gennifer Hutchison, Thomas …

Stages of TV Writer

August 30th, 2012


The "Stages of TV Writer" panel from the ATX Television Festival: Noah Hawley (creator, the Unusuals); Kyle Killen (creator, Awake and Lone Star); David Hudgins (Friday Night Lights; Parenthood); Hardy Janson and Evan …

Andrew Bujalski

August 23rd, 2012


An in depth chat with Andrew Bujalski, writer-director of such films as Funny Ha-Ha (forerunner of the so-called “mumblecore” movement), Mutual Appreciation, Beeswax, and the upcoming Computer Chess. Recorded June 7, …

Book to TV Series

August 16th, 2012


“Book to TV Series” panel from the ATX Television Festival. David Hudgins (Friday Night Lights); Bob Levy (Alloy Entertainment: The Lying Game, The …

"TV Fantasy Goes Mainstream" (ATX Television Festival 2012)

August 9th, 2012


“TV Fantasy Goes Mainstream” panel from the ATX Television Festival. Jeff Davis (creator, Teen Wolf and Criminal Minds); Jane Espenson (Once Upon a …

“Women on TV” (ATX Television Festival 2012)

August 2nd, 2012


“Women on TV” panel from the ATX Television Festival. Jane Espenson (Once Upon a Time, Husbands, BSG, Buffy); Liz Tigelaar (Nashville; Revenge; creator, Life Unexpected); Erica Messer (showrunner, Criminal Minds). …

Animation Celebration! Meghan McCarthy, Tim McKeon, & Swampy Marsh and Dan Povenmire

July 26th, 2012


Swampy Marsh and Dan Povenmire (creators, Phineas & Ferb); Meghan McCarthy (head writer, My Little Pony; Class of 3000); Tim McKeon (Adventure Time, Fish Hooks).

Recorded May 6, 2012.


“Creators” (ATX Television Festival 2012)

July 19th, 2012


“Creators” panel from the ATX Television Festival. Noah Hawley (creator, the Unusuals); Kyle Killen (creator, Awake and Lone Star); Kevin Biegel (co-creator, Cougar Town); Mark Schwahn (creator, One Tree Hill); Liz …

Len Wein, Ed Brubaker, & Jackson Publick

July 12th, 2012


Len Wein (creator of Wolverine, Swamp Thing, Human Target, and tons more); Ed Brubaker (Fatale, Criminal, Sleeper, Captain America); and Jackson …

Andrew Miller, Chic Eglee, & Dana Gould

June 21st, 2012


Andrew Miller (creator, The Secret Circle); Chic Eglee (adapter of Powers for FX; co-creator, Dark Angel; Walking Dead; The Shield); and Dana Gould …

Shawn Ryan, Cheo Hodari Coker, & Amy Berg

June 14th, 2012


Shawn Ryan (creator, The Shield; Chicago Code; Last Resort); Cheo Hodari Coker (Southland, Notorious); and Amy Berg (Eureka, Person of Interest). 

Recorded April 15, 2012.


2012 Pilot Season Wrap-Up with Alexa Junge, Andrew Miller, & Josh Friedman

June 7th, 2012


Alexa Junge (exec producer, Save Me; Friends); Andrew Miller (Secret Circle); and Josh Friedman (Sarah Connor Chronicles, The Asset).

Recorded June 6, 2012.


Graham Yost

May 31st, 2012


An in depth chat with Justified creator Graham Yost about his journey through Speed, From the Earth to the Moon, Band of Brothers, The Pacific, and Boomtown, and translating Elmore Leonard's worldview to the small …

Neil Goldman, Aisha Muharrar, & Dailyn Rodriguez

May 24th, 2012


Neil Goldman (Community, Scrubs, Ben & Kate); Aisha Muharrar (Parks & Recreation); Dailyn Rodriguez (Lie to Me, The Glades).

Recorded May 20, …

Andrew W. Marlowe, Tim Long, & Terri Miller

May 17th, 2012


Andrew W. Marlowe (creator, Castle); Tim Long (The Simpsons); Terri Miller (Castle).

Recorded April 1, 2012.


Creators of The Walking Dead / S2 In Review

May 10th, 2012


The Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara and writers Scott Gimple and Angela Kang trade takes on the AMC series' second season, characters' goals both immediate and emotional, audience expectations, hot zombie action, …

Jane Espenson and Douglas Petrie

May 3rd, 2012


Jane Espenson (Once Upon a Time, Husbands, Buffy, Caprica) and Douglas Petrie (Charlie's Angels, Buffy, Pushing Daisies) revisit Jane's old blog, …

Bill Lawrence, Ken Levine, & Richard Hatem

April 26th, 2012


Bill Lawrence (creator, Scrubs and Cougartown); Ken Levine (MASH, Cheers, Wings, Fraser, The Simpsons); Richard Hatem (Grimm, Secret Circle).

Recorded March 25, 2012.


John Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg

April 19th, 2012


An in depth interview with John Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, the writers of the Harold and Kumar movies and American Reunion, the new sequel to …

Creators of Adult Swim's Eagleheart

April 12th, 2012


The brains behind Adult Swim's Eagleheart, writer/creators Michael Koman and Andrew Weinberg, and director Jason Woliner, sit down to talk comedy, …

Winnie Holzman, Matt Selman, & Paul Grellong

April 5th, 2012


Winnie Holzman (creator, My So-Called Life, Thirtysomething); Matt Selman (The Simpsons); Paul Grellong (Terra Nova, Law and Order: SVU).

Recorded …

Damon Lindelof

March 29th, 2012


An in depth talk with Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof about comics, Star Wars, sequels, Star Trek, JJ Abrams, fandom... everything you want a Damon Lindelof talk to be about.


Tami Sagher, Eliza Clark, & Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon

March 22nd, 2012


Tami Sagher (30 Rock, How I Met Your Mother); Eliza Clark (Rubicon, The Killing); Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon (Spartacus, Dr. Horrible).

Recorded February 12, 2012.


Vince Gilligan

March 15th, 2012


An in-depth chat with Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan. Vince is candid and thoughtful about his past experiences (including seven years on the …

Dana Gould, Liz Tigelaar, & Robert Hewitt Wolfe

March 8th, 2012


Dana Gould (The Simpsons); Liz Tigelaar (creator, Life Unexpected); Robert Hewitt Wolfe (Alphas).

Recorded January 15, 2012.


Vince Gilligan, Julie Plec, Josh Friedman, & Jeff Greenstein

March 1st, 2012


Vince Gilligan (creator, Breaking Bad); Julie Plec (developer, Vampire Diaries); Josh Friedman (developer, Sarah Connor Chronicles); and Jeff …

Creators & Cast of Childrens Hospital and NTSF:SD:SUV

February 23rd, 2012


Rob Corddry, Paul Scheer, Jon Stern, Curtis Gwinn, David Wain, Ken Marino, Erica Oyama, and Rob Huebel.

Recorded December 11, 2011.


Marti Noxon, Danny Zuker, & Craig Silverstein

February 16th, 2012


Marti Noxon (Buffy, Glee); Danny Zuker (Modern Family); Craig Silverstein (creator, Nikita; co-creator, Terra Nova).

Recorded November 20, 2011.


Josh Berman, Leigh Dana Jackson, & Adam Glass

February 9th, 2012


Josh Berman (creator, Drop Dead Diva); Leigh Dana Jackson (Alcatraz, No Ordinary Family); Adam Glass (Supernatural).

Recorded November 13, 2011.


Adam Rogers

February 2nd, 2012


An enlightening chat with Adam Rogers, a senior editor at Wired magazine. Ben Acker sits in too, as we discuss magazine writing and editing and how it differs from television production, the state and future of both …

Liz Meriwether, Angela Kang, & Liz Craft and Sarah Fain

January 26th, 2012


Liz Meriwether (creator, The New Girl); Angela Kang (The Walking Dead, Terriers); Liz Craft and Sarah Fain (Vampire Diaries, Dollhouse).

Recorded …

Dan Harmon, Kyle Killen, Chris McKenna, & Charles Murray

January 19th, 2012


Dan Harmon (creator, Community); Kyle Killen (creator, Lone Star; co-creator Awake); Chris McKenna (Community, American Dad); Charles Murray (Castle, V, Criminal Minds).

Recorded October 16, 2011.


Hart Hanson, Jose Molina, & Sarah Goldfinger

January 12th, 2012


Hart Hanson (creator, Bones; The Finder); Jose Molina (Terra Nova, Angel, Firefly); Sarah Goldfinger (CSI, Grimm).

Recorded November 6, 2011.


Ben Acker, Aaron Ginsburg, & Wade McIntyre

January 5th, 2012


A 2011 round-up about what we learned this year and the state of the industry with Ben Acker (Supernatural), and Aaron Ginsburg and Wade McIntyre (The Finder).


David Fury

December 15th, 2011


An in depth chat with David Fury (Buffy, Angel, 24, Lost, Fringe) about his career, process, and the choices he's made.


Zack Whedon, Jeremy Carver, & John Rogers

December 8th, 2011


Zack Whedon (Fringe, Deadwood, Rubicon); Jeremy Carver (developer, Being Human); John Rogers (creator, Leverage).

Recorded September 25, 2011.


Ed Kitsis and Adam Horowitz & Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder

December 1st, 2011


Ed Kitsis and Adam Horowitz (creators, Once Upon a Time); Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder (creators, Ringer).

Recorded September 18, 2011.


Naren Shankar, Meredith Stiehm, & Bradley Thompson and David Weddle

November 16th, 2011


Naren Shankar (Star Trek DS9, CSI, Grimm); Meredith Stiehm (creator, Cold Case); and Bradley Thompson and David Weddle (Battlestar Galactica, Falling …

Glen Mazzara, David Slack, & Norm Hiscock

November 2nd, 2011


Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead); David Slack (Person of Interest); Norm Hiscock (Parks and Recreation).

Recorded July 17, 2011.


Steven S. DeKnight, Tim Minear, Megan Ganz, & Harris Wittels

October 26th, 2011


Steven S. DeKnight (creator, Spartacus; Buffy; Angel); Tim Minear (Angel, Firefly, American Horror Story); Megan Ganz (Community); Harris Wittels (Parks and Recreation).

Recorded June 19, 2011.


Allan Loeb, Phoef Sutton, & Rob Roy Thomas

October 19th, 2011


Allan Loeb (creator, New Amsterdam; Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps); Phoef Sutton (Terriers, Cheers); Rob Roy Thomas (creator, Free Ride).

Recorded March 6, 2011.


Steve Levitan, Rob Thomas, & John Enbom

October 12th, 2011


Steve Levitan (co-creator, Modern Family); Rob Thomas (creator, Veronica Mars); John Enbom (co-creator, Party Down; developer, Free Agents).

Recorded March 20, 2011.


Peter Gould, Kerry Ehrin, & Bridget Carpenter

October 5th, 2011


Peter Gould (Breaking Bad); Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights); Bridget Carpenter (Friday Night Lights, Dead Like Me).

Recorded August 21, 2011.

Alan Yang, Michael Taylor, Genny Hutchison, & Ryan Farley

September 28th, 2011


Alan Yang (Parks and Recreation); Michael Taylor (Battlestar Galactica); Genny Hutchison (Breaking Bad); Ryan Farley (Justified).

Recorded August 14, 2011.


Amy Berg, Ben Edlund, & Angelina Burnett

September 21st, 2011


Amy Berg (Eureka); Ben Edlund (The Tick, Angel, Supernatural); Angelina Burnett (Boss, Memphis Beat).

Recorded June 12, 2011.


Creators & Cast of Husbands

September 14th, 2011


Creators and Cast of the web series Husbands (

Co-Writer/Executive Producer Jane Espenson (Buffy, Caprica, Torchwood); Director Jeff Greenstein (Will & Grace, Desperate Housewives); …

Matt Nix, Peter Tolan, & David Schulner

September 7th, 2011


Matt Nix (Burn Notice); Peter Tolan (Rescue Me); David Schulner (The Event).

Recorded April 20, 2011.


Douglas Petrie, Alexa Junge, Josh Friedman, & Michael Green

August 31st, 2011


Douglas Petrie (Buffy, CSI); Alexa Junge (Friends, United States of Tara); Josh Friedman (Sarah Connor Chronicles); Michael Green (Heroes, Kings, Green Lantern film).

Recorded May 29, 2011.


Veena Sud, Gary Lennon, Sarah Watson & Bob Kushell

August 25th, 2011


Veena Sud (The Killing); Gary Lennon (Justified); Sarah Watson (Parenthood); Bob Kushell (3rd Rock from the Sun).

Recorded May 15, 2011.


Dan Harmon, Javier Grillo Marxuach, Aaron Ginsburg & Wade McIntyre

August 18th, 2011


Dan Harmon (Community); Javier Grillo Marxuach (The Middle Man, Lost); Aaron Ginsburg and Wade McIntyre (The Good Guys, Finder).

Recorded April 27, 2011.


David Fury, Jeff Greenstein, Emily Cutler, & Cathryn Humphries

August 11th, 2011


David Fury (Buffy, Angel, Lost, 24); Jeff Greenstein (Friends, Will & Grace, Desperate Housewives); Emily Cutler (Community); Cathryn Humphries (Mad Men, V).

Recorded March 13, 2011.


Damon Lindelof, Jane Espenson, Erin Levy, & Drew Z. Greenberg

August 4th, 2011


Damon Lindelof (Lost); Jane Espenson (Buffy, Battlestar Galactica, Torchwood); Erin Levy (Mad Men); Drew Z. Greenberg (Buffy, Warehouse 13).

Recorded March 27, 2011.


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