Tuesday, September 30, 2014

MIKE ON KCRW: Discussing "Saturday Night Live" and "Transparent" on Press Play

On Monday's edition of KCRW's Press Play with Madeleine Brand, Sarah Mesle from the Los Angeles Review of Books and I had a lively discussion about all of the "Saturday Night Live" changes, plus how Amazon's "Transparent" is a must-watch. Listen by clicking below!


Monday, September 29, 2014

Try A Little Harder, California, And One Day We'll Be Number One


This billboard has started popping up over town, and it always gives me pause. C'mon, California, we can do better! We shouldn't rest until California is No. 1!

Friday, September 26, 2014

What's The Real Dividing Line Between Silver Lake and Echo Park?


In an early episode of Amazon's "Transparent," a character tells Josh (Jay Duplass) that she doesn't even know the dividing line between Silver Lake and Echo Park. "Rampart," Josh says in passing, almost dismissively.

Is that true? Is Rampart the dividing line between Silver Lake and Echo Park? According to Google Maps, the boundary is more complicated:

Silver Lake

What say you, hipsters?

License Plate of the Day: "Yes Love" Edition

License plate

"Yes, Love."

"Yes! Love!"

"Yes. Love!"

"Yes. Love."

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

MIKE ON KCRW: Bantering About Fall TV, FX and NFL on "The Business"

On this week's episode of KCRW's The Business, host Kim Masters and I tackle in the showbiz banter:
- Fall TV is in full swing this week. Networks are hoping advertisers will pay attention to not just how many people tune in live, but also to viewers catching up a few days later on their DVRs.

- FX CEO John Landgraf says they’re probably doing away with the 10-90 plan.

- Rihanna’s version of “Run This Town” will no longer be a part of CBS’s Thursday Night Football.

Listen below!

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