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  • Appreciating Sid Caesar, the real father of TV sketch comedy

    Appreciating Sid Caesar, the real father of TV sketch comedy
    By now you probably know that comedian Sid Caesar died today at the age of 91. But judging by the paper-thin pieces I have been seeing on the web this afternoon, I am guessing many readers might not understand how seminal he was to the history of...
  • Sundance 'Writers' Room' goes backstage at 'Breaking Bad'

    Sundance 'Writers' Room' goes backstage at 'Breaking Bad'
    Forget the stars. The people I always wanted to talk to were the writers and producers who created the fictional worlds that became long-running TV series. One of the great pleasures of this job in my earlier days on the beat was going out to California,...
  • Larry Gelbart dies at 81; 'MASH' writer

    Larry Gelbart dies at 81; 'MASH' writer
    Larry Gelbart, the award-winning comedy writer best known for developing the landmark TV series "MASH," co-writing the book for the hit Broadway musical "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and co-writing the classic movie comedy "Tootsie,"...
  • Kate Walsh lists Los Feliz home at $4,295,000

    Kate Walsh lists Los Feliz home at $4,295,000
    She may only play a doctor on television, but actress Kate Walsh apparently knows good bones when she sees them. The Spanish-style gated estate in Los Feliz that she has listed at $4,295,000 retains its original 1929 details, such as an intricately tiled...
  • Guild board favors deal, with caution

    The West Coast board of the Writers Guild of America has reacted favorably to the outlines of a pending agreement reached between guild negotiators and Hollywood studios. But the board is holding off on giving its blessing until it sees the exact language...
  • TV Hall of Fame inductees named

    TV Hall of Fame inductees named
    The star of "Maude," a creative force behind "MASH," a talk show host and the creator of "Gilligan's Island" were among those announced Thursday for induction into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame. "Their respective careers have...
  • A-list stars may forgo Globes

    A-list stars may forgo Globes
    And the winner is . . . not here? The Golden Globe Awards are a highly rated NBC event, an often irreverent ceremony brimming with A-list stars. If the Writers Guild of America strike against the TV networks and movie studios isn't resolved, the WGA...
  • Ken Levine on Larry Gelbart: Nice guys don't finish last

     
    Wherever he is up in Showbiz Valhalla -- no doubt helping out some hapless previous arrival on a rewrite -- Larry Gelbart has to be secretly delighted, reading all the good notices he's received since his death late last week......
  • John Wells wins Writers Guild president's post, again

     
    John Wells, the executive producer behind the hit TV shows 'ER' and 'The West Wing,' has been elected for the second time as president of the Writers Guild of America, West, ending a tight race that brought to the surface......
  • Review: Two books (mostly) about TV writing: Russell Davies' 'The Writer's Tale,' Mike Sacks' 'And Here's The Kicker'

     
    When I am not watching television to write about television, or writing about television, sometimes I read a book. And while ideally this represents a complete break from my day job -- or, to be more accurate, from my day-and-night......
  • What I did during the strike

    Click to jump to: Wesley Strick | Ken Levine | Linda Teverbaugh | Frank Pierson | Larry Gelbart | Jonathan Green and Gabe Miller | Chris Provenzano | Tim Long Wesley Strick Credits include "True Believer" and "Cape Fear" and the novel "Out There in the...
  • 'MASH' writer Larry Gelbart's Chicago roots

    'MASH' writer Larry Gelbart's Chicago roots
    Editor's note: This 2008 article is from the Tribune's archives. Larry Gelbart died Friday, September 11. He was 81. Larry Gelbart spent the first 15 years of his life on Chicago's mostly Jewish West Side, now the North Lawndale district. The family...