I really wish I had met Earl Pomerantz, especially after reading Ken Levine’s wonderful tribute to his friend and fellow television writer. Pomerantz, a Canadian whose writing credits read like a Paley Centre tribute to the Golden Age of American sitcoms, died Saturday at 75. The Emmy award winner got his first TV writing gig

The other day I spotted my postman coming to the door so I went out to meet him. As he handed me my mail, he asked if I had anything to do with writing about television (probably guessed it from all the network mailers). I asked him what he was watching in this age of

It seems to me there is a great movie in the Sam Simon story. I never met the man–one of the three credited creators of The Simpsons–but he appears to evoke a passionate response with people who did know him (including comedy writer Ken Levine; check his terrific blog in the coming days for a promised

Sweathogs (l-r) Robert Hegyes, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, John Travolta, Ron Palillo and teacher Gabe Kaplan Hate to keep dipping into this same well, but news of Ron Palillo’s death brought back more memories of the Hollywood Show out in Burbank, California.Palillo, who played goofy Arnold Horshack on the ’70s sitcom, died Tuesday at age 63 of an