Protected: Mike Royce
In the 90s, Mike Royce was a fixture on the New York comedy club scene and appeared on a bevy of television shows, including Late Night With Conan O’Brien.
Royce joined the writing staff of Everybody Loves Raymond in 1999, eventually becoming one of its executive producers. In 2003, he was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Writing, for his episode “Counseling.” He and the other Raymond writers and producers won Emmys for “Best Comedy” in both 2003 and 2005.
In 2008, Royce co-created the critically acclaimed Men of a Certain Age for TNT, and served as its showrunner. Along with glowing critical notices, Men of a Certain Age won the Peabody Award in 2011, as well as the Television Academy Honors Award for “programming that inspires, informs, motivates and even has the power to change lives.”
In 2013 to 2014, Royce executive produced and co-show ran the critically acclaimed Fox comedy Enlisted, about three brothers in the military.
Currently he works with Gloria Calderón Kellett on One Day at a Time, the reimagining of TV legend Norman Lear’s classic sitcom with a Cuban family. The Washington Post called One Day at a Time a “perfect revival” and “a joy to watch.” It has been nominated twice for a Critics Choice Award for Best Comedy, and was picked up for a 4th season by the Pop Network.