KCRW's The Spin-off
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The Spin-off is a monthly TV-centric podcast from KCRW's The Business. It's a dynamic conversation about the evolving state of the small screen helmed by three television journalists. This insightful and engaging podcast will have you laughing and tweeting.
||Homeland's Alex Gansa on Bouncing Back, Hive Mind Criticism||Alex Gansa and Homeland have had a hot and cold relationship with the Emmys. After being shut out last year, the show is back with several big nominations in 2015. The Showtime drama's co-creator and showrunner talks about how they approached Season 4 wi||7/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||'Portlandia,' 'Togetherness' and 'Last Man on Earth' Panel||Showrunners and stars from three different shows from three different networks join Michael Schneider for a panel discussion about the creative forces that drive their programs. *This podcast contains explicit language,||7/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||A Changing Comic-Con; Scrambling to Scrub Pariahs from TV||The Spin-Off crew finds a few moments in between Comic-Con and the announcement of Emmy nominations to report back on this year's fan gathering in San Diego. As television festivals and gatherings proliferate around the nation, is the cost and hassle of||7/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||For Wendi McLendon-Covey, a "Smother's" Work Is Never Done||Wendi McLendon-Covey plays the very funny, very loving Beverly Goldberg on ABC's sitcom The Goldbergs, which is heading into its third season this fall. She tells us how she's followed her gut over the years, even when that meant disregarding advice from||6/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Producer Mark Burnett on Faith, Family and Facial Hair||Mark Burnett on how faith has been a guiding force in television. The newly clean-shaven producer shares how he keeps Survivor feeling fresh, what he thinks of the Duggars and why he?s convinced The Voice will never go off the air.Note: This podcast cont||6/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Emmy Campaign Overload; Have We Reached Peak Binge?||Now that the upfronts are over, Emmy campaigns are kicking into high gear. Years ago, TV awards were not a big deal, but now, huge amounts of time and money go into a quest for Emmys. What's driving the change? Plus, the ability to binge-watch a show use||6/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Chad Hodge and the Mysterious World of 'Wayward Pines'||Wayward Pines executive producer Chad Hodge chats with Michael Schneider about what initially drew him to the series and why he decided to structure his show in an unconventional way.||5/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Meet the People Who Decide When and If Shows Live or Die||Scheduling executives Andy Kubitz at ABC and Kelly Kahl at CBS explain the ins and outs of network TV planning. Now that the upfronts are over and we know which shows are airing when, Kahl and Kubitz tell us what goes into that kind of decision making an||5/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Robert Kirkman and Steven Yeun on 'The Walking Dead'||TV Guide's Michael Schneider moderates a Walking Dead panel at a recent gathering of the National Association of Broadcasters in Las Vegas. Steven Yeun, Robert Kirkman and AMC president Charlie Collier talk the number one show on all of television, as we||5/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Periscope, Pilot Season and a 2015 Upfronts Preview||Before the Spin-off crew disappears into the abyss that is covering the 2015 TV upfronts, they gather to report on what they're likely to find in New York this year. Plus, is using Periscope at live events piracy or free marketing for the networks?||5/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Julie Plec on Growing an Empire, Ardent Fans & Social Media||Julie Plec, showrunner of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, shares how she built her career, advice about getting into the industry and how she dealt with the departure of Nina Dobrev. This podcast contains explicit language.||4/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||TV Guide WonderCon Showrunners Panel||In this bonus episode of The Spin-off, we share the recent TV Guide showrunners panel discussion from Wondercon. Spin-off host Michael Schneider moderates.||4/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Re-boot Nation, the News Host Blues, Cable Domination||A slew of new re-boots is headed our way. How much of the original gang must be on board to make a re-boot a success? The Trevor Noah backlash was swift and fierce. Do we have unrealistic expectations for hosts of news shows, comedy or otherwise? The cab||4/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||'Better Call Saul' Panel Discussion||In this bonus episode, we share a recent panel discussion with the cast and creators of Better Call Saul moderated by Michael Schneider. Note: This podcast contains explicit language.||4/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Chatting with 'Fresh Off the Boat' Creator Nahnatchka Khan||Special guest Nahnatchka Khan joins Michael Schneider and Joe Adalian. The creator of the new ABC comedy Fresh Off the Boat talks about the process of adapting Eddie Huang's memoir for television, the increase on-screen diversity, and how to cope wi||3/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||HBO Now, Andy Lack's Back, Two Comedies, Two Strategies||HBO reveals some details, including the price, behind their new OTT service. Andy Lack returns to NBC News, but that doesn't mean Brian Williams will be coming back. A very sad goodbye to Simpson's co-creator Sam Simon. And we take a look at two new, qui||3/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Rick Ludwin Shares Years of Late-Night Insight||Special guest Rick Ludwin stops by to talk thoughts on the future of late night and lessons learned from more than 30 years in the TV industry. Ludwin ran Nate Night and Special Programming at NBC from 1980 until 2012.||2/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Brian Williams, 'Empire' Soars, What Makes a Good Spin-off?||Brian Williams and his hazy memory have taken over Twitter, but is the debacle really the biggest problem in network news right now? Plus, projects like Empire and Fresh Off the Boat prove shows with strong stories and diverse casts can indeed be profita||2/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Diversity and Digital at 2015 TCA's; The Future of Fox||We gather at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, site of the Winter 2015 TCA gathering, to talk the latest news coming out of this semi-annual conference of TV reporters, critics and network execs. Plus, a Golden Globes recap and looking at what ne||1/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Cosby, the Fate of TV News, How TV Tackles Social Issues||For the last Spin-off episode of 2014 we talk about what Cosby's downfall means for the way network executives interact with their stars. Changes at major news shows has us wondering about the larger role of TV news today and why shows don't take on soci||12/17/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||TV Turkeys, OTT Options Expand, Exercising Patience||It?s almost Thanksgiving, so we?ll take a moment to reflect on some of TV?s biggest turkeys this year -- shows that bombed or failed to live up to expectations. And Sony jumps on the web TV bandwagon with Playstation Vue, but are viewers really rushing t||11/18/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Delayed Viewing, Adaptations Galore, Cable and Online Buzz||With the continued shift in viewing habits, networks are really hoping you?ll ditch your DVR and catch up via VOD. Fox?s Gracepoint is the latest in a trend of adapting foreign series for a US market. And Twin Peaks returns. A continuation of David Lyn||10/8/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Trends in Fall TV, The Battle for Thursday Nights||Fall TV season on the broadcast networks is just around the corner. On this episode of The Spin-Off, we talk new shows premiering and old shows returning, take a look at which networks are shaking things up with their nightly lineups, and which ones are||9/11/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Hits And Misses, Reality Risks and 'Big Bang' Contracts||This summer saw lots of new, original programming in both cable and broadcast networks. Not all of it was great, but much of it has been renewed. Some new reality projects are taking interesting risks, but are networks willing to give the shows the marke||8/13/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||TCA Press Tour, Emmy Categories and New Leaders at Fox||Another summer?s TCA press tour wraps up, and Emmy nominations are out with no major surprises, but are certain shows gaming the system by switching up categories? Fox Broadcasting announced a new leadership plan, and it?s something of a return to form.||7/24/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
Meaningful discussion on current TV issues. Keep up the good job!
Gives me a headache
I wish this would be removed from the feed of the 'The Business' podcast. I really don't like the 'banter' style. The hosts talk over each other. It is too 'lively.' It takes itself too seriously. I think they should aim for a different tone for the show. Not my cup of tea.
Entertaining entertainment news podcast
My favorite part of The Business has always been the Hollywood news banter section so this is a great addition. I like the roundtable format. I wish it updated a little more frequently than monthly or that the Business had a little more actual news in it.