Mike Royce

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Mike Royce
Mike Royce (8166700594) (cropped).jpg
Born 1964 (age 52–53)
Alma mater Ithaca College
Occupation Comedian, screenwriter, television producer
Years active 2009—present
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. In 2017, a One Day at a Time reboot premiered on Netflix starring Justina Machado and Rita Moreno. Royce is an executive producer and writer of the series, along side Norman Lear.

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.[citation needed]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref(s)
2003 55th Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy Series Everybody Loves Raymond Won
[8]
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Everybody Loves Raymond Nominated
2004 56th Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy Series Everybody Loves Raymond Nominated
[9]
2005 57th Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy Series Everybody Loves Raymond Won
[10]
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Everybody Loves Raymond Nominated
Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Special Everybody Loves Raymond: The Laugh Laugh Nominated
2010 Writers Guild of America Awards Television: New Series Men of a Certain Age Nominated
[11]

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. ^ "TV By The Numbers by zap2it.com". Tvbythenumbers.com. Retrieved 2016-07-08. 
  8. ^ "2003 Primetime Emmy Awards". IMDb. Retrieved 2013-04-19. 
  9. ^ "2004 Primetime Emmy Awards". IMDb. Retrieved April 19, 2013. 
  10. ^ "2005 Primetime Emmy Awards". IMDb. Retrieved April 10, 2013. 
  11. ^ "2011 Awards". Writers Guild of America. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 

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