Michael Schneider

When he’s not scouring Nielsen ratings and cranking out industry scoops, Michael Schneider might be found bantering about TV winners and losers during guest spots on "Entertainment Tonight" or “Access Hollywood.” He hosts the TV Industry podcast “The Spin-Off” on Los Angeles public radio station KCRW, where he's also a regular contributor to "Press Play" and "The Business." Michael also pops up on KROQ's "Kevin & Bean Show" and served as a reality show judge on a Fox Reality Channel show you probably didn't see. The former Chief Content Officer for TV Guide Magazine is currently an Executive Edtior at Indiewire and Editor-at-Large for Variety.

Find him also on Franklin Avenue.

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Michael Schneider

You, Me, Her

Watch My Show: ‘You Me Her’ is the Polyromantic Comedy With ‘Valid Emotional Stakes’

the real world

Watch My Show: ‘Real World’ Boss Says ‘What’s Wrong With Hot Tubs and Hook Ups?’

For Peete's Sake

Watch My Show: Holly Robinson Peete on ‘For Peete’s Sake’


Larry Wilmore on Hosting the White House Correspondents’ Dinner


Watch My Show: ‘Bosch’ Is ‘The Next Binge Experience,’ Says Henrik Bastin


Watch My Show: ‘Damien’ Is For Fans Of ‘Cinematic TV,’ Says Glen Mazzara


Brotherly Love: Ken Jeong and Randall Park Swap Stories as They Swap Shows

Little Big Shots - Season 1

Steve Harvey and the Secrets Behind ‘Little Big Shots’ Huge Success


Watch My Show: ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’s Writers on What They Left Out, and Dreams of a Johnnie Cochran Spin-Off


Destination America Unveils New Slate of Ghoulish Series and Specials

Rev Run's Sunday Suppers

Watch My Show: ‘Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers’s Jason Carbone on His Recipe for Success

Ratings Watch

Ratings Watch: ‘The Bachelor’ Ends Its Season on An Up Note As Reality Remains Strong

Ratings Watch

Ratings Watch: ‘Big Bang’, Big ‘Dead’, ‘Big Shots’

PaleyFest 2016 Fear the Walking Dead

Fear The Walking Dead Cast on Crossovers…and a Musical Episode?

Matthew Perry friends

Matthew Perry to Star as Ted Kennedy in Reelz’s ‘The Kennedys–After Camelot’

Little Big Shots - Season 1

NBC Renews New Reality Hit ‘Little Big Shots’ After Just Two Episodes

Black-ish at PaleyFest 2016

‘Black-ish’ Stars and Producers Discuss Their Groundbreaking Police Brutality Episode, “Hope”

Ratings Watch

Ratings Watch: ‘The Voice’ Returns Strong; Huge Timeshift Lift for ‘People v. O.J.’

Sarah Wayne Callies

Sarah Wayne Callies to Reprise Her Role on Fox’s ‘Prison Break’ Revival

Law & Order: SVU

‘Law & Order: SVU’ Lands a New Showrunner: ‘Law & Order’ Alum Rick Eid

the muppets upfront

Rearranging the Alphabet: Why ABC Made a Big Change, and Which of Your Favorite Shows Are in Danger


First Look: Reba McEntire Stops by Tim Allen’s ‘Last Man Standing’ (PHOTO)

Party over here

‘Party Over Here’: Inside Fox’s New Sketch Comedy from The Lonely Island


H2 Viewers Aren’t Happy About Viceland Taking Over Their Channel


WGN America Pilots Include Native American Graphic Novel ‘Scalped’ and Alien Drama ‘Roadside Picnic’

Nancy Reagan 2

4 Times Nancy Reagan Appeared on ‘TV Guide Magazine’ Covers (PHOTOS)

Ratings Watch

Ratings Watch: The Oscars Gains with Time-Shifted Audiences, While ‘The Walking Dead’ Holds Firm

Childrens Hospital

Rob Corddry Explains Why Adult Swim’s ‘Childrens Hospital’ is Ending, Plus Why The Rock Didn’t Appear

Mad Dogs / Pilot

Watch My Show: Why Amazon’s ‘Mad Dogs’ Deserves Another Look

Emmy Statues

Television Academy Makes New Emmy Rule Changes to Benefit Web Series


Disney XD to Turn ‘Big Hero 6’ Into an Animated Series

Recovery Road

Watch My Show: How to Get into the ‘Recovery Road’ Habit


Oscars So Low: This Year’s Telecast is Least-Watched in 8 Years