Mike Royce

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Mike Royce
Alma mater Ithaca College
Occupation Comedian, Screenwriter, Television producer
Home town Syracuse, New York

Mike Royce (born 1964) is an American comedian, screenwriter and television producer.

Education[edit]

Raised in Syracuse, New York,[1] Royce graduated from Jamesville-Dewitt High School in 1982,[2] then went on to film school at Ithaca College where he graduated in 1986.[3]

Career[edit]

From 1988 to 1999, Royce was a standup comedian in New York City. For several years, he was also a warmup comedian for such shows as The Maury Povich Show, Viva Variety, and Spin City.[1] In 1997, he got his first job as a writer on MTV's Apartment 2F, which starred Randy and Jason Sklar.[1] In 1999, Royce joined the writing staff of Everybody Loves Raymond, where he eventually worked his way up to the position of executive producer for the last two seasons.[1][4] In 2005, Louis C.K. asked Royce to be the executive producer and show runner of a new sitcom, HBO's Lucky Louie.[1] In 2008, TNT ordered a pilot for a new series written by Royce and Ray Romano.[5] By January 2009, TNT had ordered 10 episodes for the new series Men of a Certain Age, which premiered on Monday December 7, 2009 at 10:00.[6]TNT has picked up Men of a Certain Age for a second season as the ratings have increased with men in the age demographic of 25 to 54.[7] On July 15, 2011, TNT cancelled the series after two seasons.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Royce was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2003 for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, for the Everybody Loves Raymond episode "Counseling." He and the other Raymond writers and producers won the Emmy for Best Comedy twice, in 2003, and 2005.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Mike Royce, Executive Producer - Lucky Louie". HBO. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  2. ^ LaRue, William (August 2, 2003). "Will everybody love 'Raymond's' writer?". The Post-Standard. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  3. ^ Malone, Michael (22 May 2006) "Standup Guy Gets 'Lucky.'" Broadcasting & Cable 136(21): p. 25
  4. ^ Schneider, Michael; Denise Martin (October 17, 2006). "HBO rolls with Royce". Variety. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  5. ^ Becker, Anne (March 31, 2008). "TNT Orders Ray Romano Pilot Men of a Certain Age". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  6. ^ Frankel, Daniel (January 12, 2009). "TNT greenlights Ray Romano series". Variety. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  7. ^ http://tvbythenumbers.com/2010/01/14/men-of-a-certain-age-ratings-setting-the-record-straight/39016

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