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Mike White

  1. Will Ben Stiller’s Characters Ever Grow Up?The secret of Stiller’s success: His perennial man-children connect with a universal sense of inadequacy within us all.
  2. Brad’s Status Is a Naked, Grim Exploration of EnvyEven if you relate to Brad, you’ll probably end up wishing he’d save it for his shrink instead of a paying audience.
  3. Everyone in Hollywood Is Envious. Mike White Is Willing to Talk About It.The director of Brad’s Status on his “craven” contemporaries, Dawson’s Creek and Enlightened, and whether he considers himself “successful.”
  4. Ben Stiller Is a Sad Dad Named Brad in the Brad’s Status TrailerCo-starring Jemaine Clement, Luke Wilson, and Michael Sheen, hopefully as dads too.
  5. Ben Stiller to Star in Mike White Comedy ‘Brad’s Status’ Ben Stiller, Brad Pitt, and Mike White are teaming up for a new comedy. According to The Hollywood Reporter, White (School of Rock, Nacho […]
  6. all growns up
    Read an Extensive Oral History of Swingers“I remember them shooting and I actually thought, at the time, This is so embarrassing for them.”
  7. Mike White to Produce a New HBO Comedy from ‘Girls’ and ‘Klovn’ WritersIt’s been eight months since HBO canceled writer/director Mike White’s critically-acclaimed series Enlightened, but White is already getting […]
  8. NBC Buys Pilots from Krysten Ritter, Mike White, and MoreNBC has bought three sitcom pilots from familiar TV names. Krysten Ritter is working on yet another show with a swear word in the title; […]
  9. Bill Hader Is Leaving ‘SNL’ After 8 Years; Last Episode This SaturdayAfter eight seasons as a cast member, Bill Hader is leaving Saturday Night Live. Hader tells The NY Times, “It was a hard decision, but it has […]
  10. HBO Cancels ‘Enlightened’; Somebody Start a Kickstarter Right Now After two excellent but low-rated seasons, HBO has canceled its critically-acclaimed comedy-drama Enlightened. HBO released a statement […]
  11. farewells
    HBO Cancels EnlightenedSometimes, it seems, ratings do matter to the pay cable network.
  12. Maria Bamford and the Cathartic Comedy of Mental IllnessMaria Bamford is launching a revolution from her microphone. In less than two years, Bamford has survived the death of her best friend — […]
  13. ‘Cracking Up’: The Show That Made Mike White CrazyIt’s a story as old as time and one that sadly continues to be relevant, usually on network television: a well meaning individual has a […]
  14. Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: ‘Enlightened’ Season 1It took a while for Enlightened to fully gain the public’s recognition, but by the time it finished its second season this past Sunday, it had […]
  15. ‘Enlightened’ Season 2 Review: It’s ‘The Wire,’ But FunnierSomething like a little less than one month ago, Patton Oswalt began to tweet his effusive praise of a show very few people had heard of. Like […]
  16. postmortem
    Mike White on Enlightened’s Finale, and His Plan for Season ThreeIt would be set in the legal world.
  17. ‘Enlightened’ Creator Mike White on American Audiences’ Unfair Gender Bias “If I have a male protagonist, it’s a studio movie, and if it’s a female protagonist, it’s an indie movie. That’s just how it is. It’s not […]
  18. the vulture transcript
    Mike White on Enlightened’s Tough Road“I’m in this anxious place, but I’m afraid this will be the best thing I ever do. I think it will be. That it might be over is sad.”
  19. inspiration
    Enlightened Is Trying to Be More Like HomelandJust a little.
  20. profiles
    Mike White Would Like to Make You SquirmThe Enlightened showrunner on his proudly eccentric path.
  21. The Return of ‘Enlightened,’ TV’s Most Cinematic ComedyThe HBO comedy-drama Enlightened flew under a lot of people’s radars when it premiered in the fall of 2011, scoring soft ratings but a Golden […]
  22. tv review
    Seitz: Enlightened’s Heroine Is Still Deranged, But Not Totally Wrong The HBO comedy’s second season is brilliantly nuanced.
  23. The New Season of ‘Enlightened’ Looks Neat Here’s the trailer for the second season of HBO’s acclaimed series Enlightened, which debuts on January 13th at 9:30, right after Girls. […]
  24. The Best Frozen Moments from the 2012 Golden GlobesSofia Vergara making her Modern Family character look restrained, Nicole Kidman giving the stinkeye, and many many more glimpses of the audience.
  25. Enlightened’s Mike White on His Reluctant Return to TV and His Own Nervous BreakdownAfter Cracking Up ended, “I was like, ‘F-ck you all.’”
  26. the industry
    Mike White Will Direct Pride and Prejudice and ZombiesHe beat out Jonathan Demme and Matt Reeves.
  27. zombies
    Jonathan Demme Wants to Direct Pride and Prejudice and ZombiesBut so do Matt Reeves and Mike White.
  28. movies
    Watch Justin Long and Mike White Get MarriedBecause married gay people get boring, too.
  29. the industry
    HBO Says Yes to Mike White’Enlightened’ gets picked up.
  30. the industry
    Big Mama’s House Series to Be a TrilogyPlus: Mike White gets a green light!
  31. the industry
    Leonardo DiCaprio and Ridley Scott Try the SomaPlus: Laura Dern and Mike White get ‘Enlightened’ on HBO.
  32. the industry
    Jack Black Is Heading Back to ‘School’The entire team will get together for the ‘School of Rock’ sequel. Plus: Ed Helms, Brian Grazer, and Jon Heder.
  33. the industry
    Hilary Duff Plays It ‘Cool’Plus, sequels on the way for ‘Wanted,’ ‘Camp Rock,’ and ‘School of Rock.’
  34. quote machine
    Eminem and Snoop Dogg Need Help Making TinkleJemaine Clement is too hot, Mike White loves The Hills, and Kate Walsh’s boobs are out of control.
  35. beef
    Mike White Calls Out Judd Apatow