Marc Maron Makes a Popular Podcast and Gets a TV Show
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Marc Maron reinvigorated his comedy career through his popular podcast WTF which gets on average 2.4 million downloads a month. Now he's translated his life for a scripted comedy series on IFC called Maron.
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The Hollywood News Banter ()
Kim Masters and Michael Schneider of TV Guide Magazine engage in a special all-TV and small screen edition of the Hollywood News Banter"
- The Broadcast upfronts will take place in NY the week of May 13th when the NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS and The CW along with Univision will trot our their new Fall schedules and reveal what pilots will become series and which old shows get renewed.
- Early look at trends: Efforts to capitalize on the one thing that's working on broadcast-- Football. Networks have picked up shows that appeal to the male demographic-- "action packed police dramas" and comedies about dads.
- The rivalry with Cable channels continues -- An A&E executive asked Ad buyers at their upfronts why they continue to pay a "failure tax" by buying time on the broadcast networks.
- Youtube floats a pilot program to make some video content accessible by subscription
Marc Maron’s Podcast & TV Show ()
Marc Maron reinvigorated his comedy career through his popular podcast WTF which gets on average 2.4 million downloads a month. In the show he has funny, insightful and profane conversations with celebrities and a whole lot of comedians. Comics like Louis C.K., Robin Williams, and Sarah Silverman have been on the podcast as have pop culture figures like Ira Glass and Huey Lewis. What connects all the WTF episodes is Maron’s humor, self-deprecation and a willingness to put it all on the table. Now he’s translated his life to TV for the new scripted comedy Maron on IFC.
Maron also has a new memoir Attempting Normal which is available on Amazon.
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