“…a near legendary knowledge of prime-time schedules throughout the medium’s history…”

                            -- Variety


“Jim’s unparalleled knowledge of television [gave us] an invaluable leg up in terms of strategic scheduling.”

                               --  CBS               


“He’s a developer; he’s a programmer; he’s a whatever. But I believe there is gold in this Jim McKairnes.”

                      --  Norman Lear


Son of an unsung TV pioneer from the experimental days of 1940s Philadelphia ... Follows a presumed destiny to Hollywood following an East Coast journalism start … Discovered by legendary Norman Lear upon arrival, leading to the long-running dream-fulfilling post behind the scenes at CBS … Executive stints in cable and at the studios follow, then teaching and authoring, which put strong wind in mid-career sails …  ... Still exploring new horizons under and above the radar in an online world …

jim mckairnes

a tv guy

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​​​TV Week: Recalling TV's Greatest Night of Programming

http://www.tvweek.com/news/2008/08/guest_commentary_recalling_tvs.php



TV WEEK: The Pros and (Mostly) Cons of Single-Camera Sitcoms

http://www.sitcomcareer.com/page5.html