Exclusive Interview: John Lehr Talks 10 Items or Less on TBS

John Lehr as Leslie Pool of 10 Items or Less on TBSOn Tuesday, December 16th, 2008, I had the opportunity to sit down with John Lehr of TBS’ 10 Items or Less. He is one of the creators, producers, writers and stars of the show. The third season kicks off tonight, January 6th, 2009.

I was able to ask about 15 questions in the just over 20 minutes I got to spend with him at the beautiful Fairmont Olympic Hotel in downtown Seattle. Some of the things we talked about:

  • How the series originally came about
  • Why a comedy in a grocery story
  • How they come up with the ideas for the show
  • The loosely scripted nature of the show
  • Difficulties in constantly trying to be funny on the show
  • The process an episode goes through
  • Any changes over the course of three seasons
  • Whether he has ever wanted to direct
  • What it’s like having Kim Coles (Living Single, In Living Color as part of the cast
  • Any romantic possibilities between your and her characters
  • How close the first episode is to the original vision for the show
  • Things to look forward to this season
  • What if anything he watches on TV
  • How much practical joking goes on
  • Favorite part of the show
  • Why he thinks you should watch 10 Items or Less

Let me know what you think of the interview. What would you have asked John Lehr about 10 Items or Less?

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