Once upon a time, TV writer Ted Bergman was a hot ticket in town, but these days, it’s tough for him to get a ticket on the bus tour. He believes age could be a big part of the reason.
In the 1970s and ’80s, he wrote for “The Munsters,” the Smothers Brothers, Jonathan Winters, Hollywood Squares, “Sanford and Son,” and “The Garry Shandling Show.”
So, what happened? Ted says when he reached his mid-50s, he wasn’t an executive producer like Norman Lear. It’s a role he never wanted — he just wanted to be the guy who wrote the jokes.
He says there’s a real perception in Hollywood that older writers aren’t contemporary and can’t write for a younger crowd. He also says the climate in Hollywood has changed entirely, shifting from who you know to who knows you.
But the 73-year-old still has passion and he believes he has an idea for the next big family show. He makes his pitch and explains why a certain kind of entertainment is sorely needed — and potentially hugely popular.
To find out more about his project, click here to visit his site Dogs and Cats Go Hollywood.