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TV Surf Report: All Hail The Return of The Spinoff

Santa Monica, CA — Blame uber-producer Norman Lear for TV’s current trend of taking a successful series and creating a spin-off of that show.  In the ’70s, Lear created All in the Family for CBS which successfully spun off Maude, Good … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: Oh, God(s) — Religion & Faith are Trending and Make For Topical, Compelling & Entertaining Storytelling

Santa Monica, CA — Anyone else notice that God is trending in TV right now? If you like a little Irreverence with your Reverence, then dear Reader, you are in Luck as series dealing with Religion, Faith, Mythology, and Historical Fiction … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: Creative Remakes And Nostalgic Reboots Continue To Trend In Hopes of Breaking Through The Clutter

Santa Monica, CA — Nostalgia. Escapism. Feel Good TV. What’s Old Is New Again. And Again. Hollywood wants to soothe The Viewer with Old Chestnuts, with new takes on familiar titles, and with tales of the Future in which Mankind … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: Praise Be! Hollywood Continues to Adapt Books, Graphic Novels and Podcasts

Santa Monica, CA — Oh, we never take the book, a high-profile literary agent told me recently in a meeting about shopping best-selling books and their prospective TV adaptations. This year, Hulu hit a creative home run (and marketing tool for … Continue reading

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