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.

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Articles byMichael Schneider

The Jerry Springer Show, 1991

Jerry Springer Picks the 10 ‘Worst’ Moments From His Show

Shadowhunters – Matthew Daddario, Katherine McNamara, Emeraude Toubia, Dominic Sherwood

Here’s Why Freeform Is Still Stuck With ‘The 700 Club’

You, Me, Her - Rachel Blanchard, Greg Poehler, and Priscilla Faia

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

Larry Wilmore on Hosting the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Titus Welliver as Bosch

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

Damien - Bradley James

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 and Producers on Season 2 Hints, Crossover Talk… 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

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

Reba McEntire in Tim Allen's Last Man Standing

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

Party Over Here - The Lonely Island

‘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

Rob Corddry in 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 - David Witts as Craig, Kyla Pratt as Trish, Daniel Franzese as Vern, Alexis Carra as Cynthia, Sebastian De Souza as Wes, Jessica Sula as Maddie and Sharon Leal as Charlotte

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


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

Ratings Watch

Ratings Watch: Grammy Awards, ‘Walking Dead’ Lead the Week


‘The Goldbergs’ Shakes It Out for ‘Dirty Dancing’

Superstore - Season 1

NBC Renews Freshman Comedy ‘Superstore’ For Next Season

Hit The Floor

Watch My Show: Why VH1’s ‘Hit the Floor’ Is Good Enough for Beyonce

Ratings Watch

Ratings Watch: ‘The Walking Dead’ Still Killer in Its Return

Must See TV: An All-Star Tribute to James Burrows - Season 2016

Seven Sitcom Reunions, One Night: How ‘Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows’ Happened

Telenovela - Jencarlos Canela as Xavier Castillo, Eva Longoria as Ana Sofia Calderon, and Diana-Maria Riva as Mimi Moncada

Shame on the Oscars: What Film Can Learn From TV on Getting Race Right

Craig Ferguson, Brian Volk-Weiss

Craig Ferguson Chooses to ‘Join or Die’ on Talk Shows

Channing Dungey, Paul Lee

ABC Shocker: Network President Paul Lee Out; Channing Dungey Takes Over

John Oliver

Is ‘Janice From Accounting’ Back? John Oliver on 11 Things You Need To Know About the Return of ‘Last Week Tonight’


Cameron Crowe’s ‘Roadies’ Gets an Airdate; Here’s a First Look (VIDEO)

Taxi Cast Reunion

‘Taxi’ Cast Reunites for NBC Special—See First Photo!

Peyton Manning, Super Bowl 50

Super Bowl 50 Ratings: Down vs. Last Year, But Third-Most-Watched Program Ever

The Good Wife - Julianna Margulies

CBS Confirms: ‘The Good Wife’ Will End After This Season

Orange Is the New Black OITNB Halloween Costume

Netflix Renews ‘Orange Is the New Black’ for Three More Seasons

Weird Al Yankovic

New Animated Comedy From ‘Phineas and Ferb’ Duo to Star “Weird Al” Yankovic

Steve Harvey with Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez - The 2015 Miss Universe Pageant

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Live TV, From Steve Harvey to ‘Grease Live!’

Ndamukong Suh, Kyle Long, Will Montgomery

The NFL Flaunts Its Tremendous Leverage in New Thursday Night Football Deal

Orange Is the NEw Black Cast at SAG Awards 2016

SAG Awards: 2016 TV Winners List Looks Awfully Familiar


Disney XD Picks Up Robot Adventure Comedy ‘MECH-X4’

Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes’ Collaboration with Scott Foley and Greg Grunberg Among ABC’s Next Round of Comedy Pilots

Time After Time

ABC’s Next Drama Pilots Come From Reese Witherspoon, Kevin Williamson and Others


ABC Orders Drama Pilots about Wrongful Convictions and Warring Models

The Goldbergs - Wendi McLendon-Covey and Weird Al Yankovic

First Look: Weird Al Yankovic on ‘The Goldbergs’ and ‘Galavant’ (PHOTO)

Goldbergs Family Halloween Costume

‘The Goldbergs’ Picks Its Annual Movie Tribute, and No One Puts It In A Corner

Kevin Reilly

Transforming TBS and TNT: Kevin Reilly on the Networks’ New Strategy and ‘Conan’s Future


ABC Adds Two More Unconventional Family Comedies to Its Pilot Roster

David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Chris Carter

‘X-Files’ Creator Chris Carter Explains Why the Series Came Back; Plus, See an Exclusive Clip of the First Ep (VIDEO)

The X-Files - David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson

On ‘The X-Files’ Set: An Extended Interview With Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny

Heroes Reborn - Season 1

Tim Kring on the Future of ‘Heroes’: “There Is More To Come”


‘Celebrity Name Game’ to Return for a Third Season