FROM Mike Judge
Mike Judge & Alec Berg on Making 'Silicon Valley' Mike Judge ( Beavis and Butt-head , King of the Hill , Office Space) returns to TV with his first live-action series, HBO’S Silicon Valley. He and collaborator Alec Berg (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld) talk with Kim Masters about reshooting the pilot and why there aren’t a lot of female characters of substance on the show. Plus, the discuss the tragic loss of actor Christopher Evan Welch who played the Peter Gregory character. He died of a long bout with cancer in December. SILICON VALLEY (from left to right): Zach Woods, Thomas Middleditch, Alec Berg, Mike Judge, T.J. Miller, Kumail Nanjiani. Photo Credit: Jaimie Trueblood/HBO
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.