Television: How I Nearly Killed VH1

This is my bitter story about how Hollywood screwed up my brilliant idea. Only it wasn't even Hollywood. It was VH1. It's really more a story about how four guys MTV was trying to get rid of screwed up my idea.

Five years and about 29 VH1 presidents ago, someone at the channel approached me about creating a show. So I pitched an animated sitcom in which I would interview two celebrities an episode and then build a flimsy plot around them involving a guy named Joel Stein who works at a magazine. If VH1 had wanted imagination, it would have...

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