Biffle and Shooster Meet The Show Runner: Next on TVC

Award-winning television producer Cy Chermak, voice actor Will Ryan and writer, producer and director Michael Schlesinger will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Sept. 14-17 at the following times and venues:

Share-a-Vision Radio
San Francisco Bay Area
Friday 9/14
7pm ET, 4pm PT
10pm ET, 7pm PT
Click on the Listen Live button at KSAV.org
Use the TuneIn app on your smartphone and type in KSAV
Hear us on the KSAV channel on CX Radio Brazil
Hear us on your cell phone or landline number by dialing 712-432-4235

Indiana Talks
Marion, IN
Saturday 9/15
8pm ET, 5pm PT
Sunday 9/16
10am ET, 7am PT
Click on the player at IndianaTalks.com
or use the TuneIn app on your smartphone and type in Indiana Talks

WON 920 The Apple
Brooklyn, NY
Saturday 9/15
10pm ET, 7pm PT
Streaming at Live365.com

KSCO AM-1080 and FM-104.1
San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA
KOMY AM-1340
La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA
Sunday 9/16
9am ET, 6am PT
Also streaming at KSCO.com
or use the TuneIn app on your smartphone and type in KSCO

CROC Radio
Kimberley, British Columbia, Canada
Sunday 9/16
1pm ET, 10am PT
Streaming at CROCRadio.com
or use the TuneIn app on your smartphone and type in CROC

KHMB AM-1710
KHMV-LP 100.9 FM

Half Moon Bay, CA
Sunday 9/16
9pm PT
Monday 9/17
Midnight ET
Click on the Listen Live button at KHMBRadio.com

RadioSlot.com
San Francisco, CA
Monday 9/17
10pm ET, 7pm PT
with replays Tuesday thru Friday at 10pm ET, 7pm PT
Click on the Talk Slot button at RadioSlot.com

PWRNetwork
A member of the Truli Media Group
Ann Arbor, MI ~ Boston, MA ~ Chicago, IL ~ Melrose, FL ~ Los Angeles, CA
Various times throughout the week
on the Entertainment Channel on PWRNetwork.com
and the PWR channel on TuneIn

After beginning his career as a stage actor in New York, where he appeared in two Broadway plays, Cy Chermak moved to Hollywood during the Golden Age of Television, where he not only wrote for such anthology shows as Kraft Theater, Front Row Center, and Suspense, but developed a reputation as one of the best script doctors in the industry. That led to an opportunity to produce The Virginian, the first 90-minute Western on television (which Cy produced for five seasons), as well as many other network series, including such iconic shows as Ironside, CHiPs, and Kolchak: The Night Stalker.

Cy’s new book, The Show Runner: An Insider’s Guide to Successful TV Production, tells you everything you need to know to succeed as a producer in television today, from the importance of a good concept, keeping it believable, and staying on top of the writing, to staying within budget and knowing when to delegate responsibilities while still maintaining control. Cy’s book is also filled with great stories based on real-life experiences (including insight into the likes of James Drury, Doug McClure, David Hartman, Darren McGavin, and David Chase), lessons learned, regrets and many delights. The Show Runner also addresses such topical issues as the #MeToo movement (and, specifically, how to avoid the pitfalls of the casting couch), how to deal with the media, how to protect your stars, and what to do to keep substance abuse out of the production, while also answering such burning questions as Why Are There So Many Producer Credits on TV Shows Today? Cy Chermak will join us in our second hour.

This week’s show will also include Part 2 of our conversation with Will Ryan and Michael Schlesinger. Will is the star, along with Nick Santa Maria, and Michael is the writer, producer and director, of The Misadventures of Biffle and Shooster, a collection of 1930s-style comedies that pay homage to The Three Stooges, Abbott and Costello, Laurel and Hardy and other vintage comedy teams. While Mike, Will and Nick made these films over the last five years, the sets, the camera shots and, above all, the performances of everyone involved are so convincing, they look and sound as if they were unearthed from the same Golden Era of Hollywood to which they pay tribute. We’ll talk about some of the extra features on the Biffle and Shooster DVD, as well as why Biffle and Shooster appeal to audiences of all ages (including young viewers), whether more films are in the works, plus a special surprise guest. Will Ryan and Michael Schlesinger will join us in our first hour.

The Misadventures of Biffle and Shooster is a collection of five comedy shorts (all but one of which was filmed in black and white), including “The Biffle Murder Case,” “Imitation of Wife,” “Schmo Boat,” “Bride of Finklestein,” and “It’s a Frame Up,” while guests stars include H.M. Wynant, Dick Miller, Andrew Parks, Robert Forster and Robert Picardo. The DVD also includes a ton of bonus features, including an additional short (“First Things Last”), more than an hour of bloopers and outtakes, and a 1962-style “reunion” interview that Will and Nick perform in character as Biffle and Shooster. (“The Biffle Murder Case,” “Imitation of Wife,” “Schmo Boat” and “Bride of Finklestein” are also available for viewing on demand on Amazon, Vudu and other streaming platforms, under the umbrella title The Adventures of Biffle and Shooster.)

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 10am ET, 7am PT on Indiana Talks (Marion, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network (San Francisco, CA)
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
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