When Dealing with TV Executives, It Helps to Be a Movie Star


Meddling TV executives are a cliche of making a TV show, but a relatively true cliche. One way to get past the suits? Be super famous already and have them know that you could walk and it wouldn’t really hurt your career. Says Jonah Hill about his upcoming animated series Allen Gregory: “Being in TV is insane. The notes you get sometimes, I just don’t understand them. Fox is really cool to me; they’ve been really cool in letting me make this the way I want to make it. It’s not something else; it didn’t get transformed into something else. I had the luxury of it not being my day job, so I said to them, ‘If it ever wavers from what I want, good luck. We’ll part ways and I won’t do it.’ And they believed that. [Laughs.]”