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Jaleel White: ‘The World Can Be Our Focus Group in Terms of the Internet’

CAPTION: "If you don't like some aspect of an episode, put it up on the comments board!" Jaleel (above) instructs us.

"If you don't like some aspect of an episode, put it up on the comments board!" Jaleel (above) instructs us.

Jaleel White, who was – and remains – adored by millions as uber-nerd Steve Urkel on ABC’s Family Matters, is ditching the airwaves for cyberspace.

Interviewed on TV Talk, Jaleel says it’s the sorry state of the medium that made him a star that drove him to take refuge in digitaldom.

“It was funnier than anything I’d read for TV this season,” he tells host Shaun Daily of the script for his new online sitcom, Road to the Altar, which premiered June 15.

“That’s what people don’t really understand: The material for TV is just getting watered down and watered down.

“I had to take a step back and say, ‘J, where are you getting your laughs from these days?’

“I get my laughs from stuff people forward me, or, quite honestly, cable-channel reality shows. So I realized, just with that combination in itself, that I had to do the project,” the funnyman, 32, continues.

CAPTION: I don't! On set with costars Leyna Webber (left) and Tara Ochs.

I don't! On set with co-stars Leyna Webber (left) and Tara Ochs.

Jaleel also applauds empowering nature of digital media.

“What we did represents the type of comedy that I would like to see more of in the future.

“The world can be our focus group in terms of the Internet. We don’t need four executives standing in the way.”

To hear Jaleel’s full interview, click here.

To watch Road to the Altar, click here.


What's Going On? October 9, 2009

D.B. Sweeney

Check out today’s BlogTalkRadio highlights. All times EST:

  • Blogstring, the show that asks “What’s New on the Web”, features a discussion about social media and startups this afternoon at 3:00.
  • Olivia Wilder welcomes “Secret Life of an American Teenager” star Franca Raisa tonight at 9:00.
  • California Senator George Runner is dropping by the Cyber Mix Tape show to talk about the Safe Neighborhoods Act this afternoon at 4:00.
  • Your Money Solutions is offering tips to “give yourself a little raise”  at noon.
  • Don’t miss FlyLady and Friends this afternoon at 2:00.
  • Willie Crawford offers up 20 Ways to Increase Your Online Credibility this afternoon at 2:00.
  • Actor DB Sweeney from Crash will be stopping by TV Talk today at 6:00 p.m.

Thanks for listening! Please see all of today’s programming on our On Air Schedule page.

What’s Going On? October 9, 2009

D.B. Sweeney

Check out today’s BlogTalkRadio highlights. All times EST:

  • Blogstring, the show that asks “What’s New on the Web”, features a discussion about social media and startups this afternoon at 3:00.
  • Olivia Wilder welcomes “Secret Life of an American Teenager” star Franca Raisa tonight at 9:00.
  • California Senator George Runner is dropping by the Cyber Mix Tape show to talk about the Safe Neighborhoods Act this afternoon at 4:00.
  • Your Money Solutions is offering tips to “give yourself a little raise”  at noon.
  • Don’t miss FlyLady and Friends this afternoon at 2:00.
  • Willie Crawford offers up 20 Ways to Increase Your Online Credibility this afternoon at 2:00.
  • Actor DB Sweeney from Crash will be stopping by TV Talk today at 6:00 p.m.

Thanks for listening! Please see all of today’s programming on our On Air Schedule page.

What's Going On? July 23, 2008

Good morning, radio fans. As you can see from this blog this morning, I’ve been a bit busy. That’s because there’s so much going on today. I truly don’t know what to talk about first. I have lots of highlights to share with you today but I’d also like to invite you, no encourage you, to post your own highlights in the comments. This is your community, feel free to promote your shows or discuss your favorite segments.

Here are just a few of today’s highlights:

Trekkies will love today’s SyFY Radio. None other than Mr. Sulu himself, George Takei is stopping by to chat with host Michael Hinman. Catch the action tonight at 10:00 p.m. EST.

Today’s guest on TV Talk is Graham Patrick Martin from the TBS hit The Bill Engvall Show. Listen in at 6:00 p.m. EST.

On the NY Baseball Digest the guys are chatting with former Mets slugger Mo Vaughan. Mo will talk about his time in the big leagues. Mo will also discuss his current venture as owner of OMNI New York LLC which rehabilitates housing in depressed areas. Don’t miss it at 6:00 p.m. EST.

Movie Geeks United is beginning a series in tribute to Academy Award winning director Steven Spielberg. Part , airing today, talks about Jaws. Special guests include biographer Joseph McBride, Wendy Benchley, co-stars Susan Bachiline and Jeffrey Kramer, screenwriter Carl Gottlieb and members of ‘The Shark is Still Working’ crew. Not be be missed tonight at 10:00 p.m. EST.

Enjoy the rest of the day and remember all of our segments are available on demand immediately following the live broadcast.

What’s Going On? July 23, 2008

Good morning, radio fans. As you can see from this blog this morning, I’ve been a bit busy. That’s because there’s so much going on today. I truly don’t know what to talk about first. I have lots of highlights to share with you today but I’d also like to invite you, no encourage you, to post your own highlights in the comments. This is your community, feel free to promote your shows or discuss your favorite segments.

Here are just a few of today’s highlights:

Trekkies will love today’s SyFY Radio. None other than Mr. Sulu himself, George Takei is stopping by to chat with host Michael Hinman. Catch the action tonight at 10:00 p.m. EST.

Today’s guest on TV Talk is Graham Patrick Martin from the TBS hit The Bill Engvall Show. Listen in at 6:00 p.m. EST.

On the NY Baseball Digest the guys are chatting with former Mets slugger Mo Vaughan. Mo will talk about his time in the big leagues. Mo will also discuss his current venture as owner of OMNI New York LLC which rehabilitates housing in depressed areas. Don’t miss it at 6:00 p.m. EST.

Movie Geeks United is beginning a series in tribute to Academy Award winning director Steven Spielberg. Part , airing today, talks about Jaws. Special guests include biographer Joseph McBride, Wendy Benchley, co-stars Susan Bachiline and Jeffrey Kramer, screenwriter Carl Gottlieb and members of ‘The Shark is Still Working’ crew. Not be be missed tonight at 10:00 p.m. EST.

Enjoy the rest of the day and remember all of our segments are available on demand immediately following the live broadcast.

TV Talk Welcomes Galactica’s Nicky Clyne to BlogTalkRadio

Shaun OMac continues his TV Talk with special guests from NBCs Reel Talk and Sci-Fi’s Battlestar Galactica.

Cally Nicki Clyne, who portrays Crewman Specialist Cally from the insanely popular television sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica will join Shaun OMac during the first hour of TV Talk starting at 6pm ET. Clyne refers to herself as “the luckiest sci fi star in the universe!” and you can find out more tonight.

Also, joining the program for he second hour is Alison Bailes, co-host of NBC’s Saturday morning Reel Talk with Jeffrey Lyons. She’ll give you the Reel Talk about the show and the state of movies.

TV Talk Welcomes Galactica's Nicky Clyne to BlogTalkRadio

Shaun OMac continues his TV Talk with special guests from NBCs Reel Talk and Sci-Fi’s Battlestar Galactica.

Cally Nicki Clyne, who portrays Crewman Specialist Cally from the insanely popular television sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica will join Shaun OMac during the first hour of TV Talk starting at 6pm ET. Clyne refers to herself as “the luckiest sci fi star in the universe!” and you can find out more tonight.

Also, joining the program for he second hour is Alison Bailes, co-host of NBC’s Saturday morning Reel Talk with Jeffrey Lyons. She’ll give you the Reel Talk about the show and the state of movies.