‘Real Rob’ and TV Kind of Everywhere

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It’s not uncommon to write a script or shoot a pilot on spec. Comedian Rob Schneider has gone much further. He’s shot an entire season of a new TV comedy, Real Rob. As the writer and star, he had total creative control... but also bore the entire financial burden. The only problem? He’s still looking for a distributor. Then, media analyst Rich Greenfield tells Kim Masters why “TV Everywhere” is a great concept in theory, but still having hiccups in reality. Greenfield recently chronicled the frustrating experience of trying to watch old seasons of the FX show The Americans.

Banner Image: Rob Schneider; Credit: Stephen Downes



Kim Masters


Kaitlin Parker