Tue, 18 September 2012
In this episode, I chat with TV writer/producer Michael Jamin, a very funny man whose credits include: "Just Shoot Me," "King Of The Hill," "Brickleberry," "Wilfred," and "Maron." Michael shares a lot of great stories from "the trenches" of some of TV's best writers' rooms. We also talk about everything from how King Lear relates to "Just Shoot Me" to working for the Dionne Warwick Psychic Friends Network to how cats make terrible co-stars to directing Mel Brooks.
MICHAEL JAMIN'S BIO
Michael Jamin's first writing assignment was a freelance episode of "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman." The series was responsible for launching the career of Teri Hatcher, as well as ending the career of Dean Cain. After stints on "Just Shoot Me" and "King of the Hill," he and his partner, Sivert Glarum, sold two sold numerous pilots to HBO and CBS, as well as a pair of movies to 20th Century Fox. Recently, they served as showrunners on "Glenn Martin, DDS," a stop-motion animation series starring Kevin Nealon, Catherine O'Hara and Judy Greer. For two seasons, they resisted the studio's wishes to make the family dog talk, citing artistic integrity. After the show's cancellation, they quickly sought work on a show about a talking dog: "Wilfred" on FX. They then returned to their animated roots, writing the series "Brickleberry" for Comedy Central. They are currently Executive Producing "Maron" a single-camera comedy coming soon to IFC.