Join Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Kurt Smeaton on Beyond the Mic with Sean Dillon! The executive producer and showrunner of CW’s ‘Children Ruin Everything’ shares the fun behind the scenes, drawing inspiration from his own family’s hilarious moments. From the Rockin’ 8 random questions to insights on his past series, Kurt spills the beans. Plus: Will AI kill Hollywood? Let’s Go Beyond the Mic.

Welcome Kurt Smeaton:

We’re joined on the Starline by a Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner. A respected veteran of Canadian TV , executive producer and showrunner of CW’s “Children Ruin Everything” We welcome husband and father of Henry, Sadie & Freya, Kurt Smeaton.

Kurt, let’s go Beyond the Mic. What makes “Children Ruin Everything” fun for you?

I have rules in my household. Do not paint the dog, do not set the dog on fire, and do not feed the dog alcohol. I’m not going to say my kids violated these rules but the rules do exist. How many situations did you pull from your own families experiences to the show?

What’s the one thing that makes the “Children Ruin Everything” team so special for you?

The Rockin’ 8:

It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.

1. Favorite pitch from your show “Men with Brooms”?

2. What’s the last book you read for pleasure?

3. Favorite thing from Craft Services?

4. Vacation place you never wanted to leave?

5. Best and worst prompt you’ve ever put into an AI generator?

6. Fish or Birds?

7. Best Metallica Song?

8. First trophy you won growing up?

Sneaking in One More:

What’s the one series you worked on that didn’t get the love you thought it deserved and if you could would you make it today?

One Big Question:

AI will it kill Hollywood?

The Wrap:

Kurt Smeaton is rereading Freakonomics, loves Rice Crispy Squares and wouldn’t never leave Joshua Tree if didn’t have to. “Children Ruin Everything” is on CW. Kurt thanks for taking the time to talk to us today.

And that my friends is a Beyond the Mic Short Cut.

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