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Chuck Lorre

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  • Chuck Lorre to End His Vanity Card Missives?

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Is No. 463 the end of the line for Chuck Lorre's famously specific vanity card messages? Since the days of "Dharma & Greg" in the late 1990s, Lorre has penned a new message to run as part of his vanity card slate at the end of...
  • Charlie Sheen dentist office incident: No knife pulled, publicist says

    Charlie Sheen dentist office incident: No knife pulled, publicist says
    Los Angeles police are looking into reports that actor Charlie Sheen was involved in a scuffle with a dental assistant last week. Few details have been released about the incident, which allegedly occurred Sept. 25 at an unidentified dentist's office,...
  • TBS Orders Reality Show Following NBA Vet Kenny Smith

    TBS has greenlit "The Smiths," an unscripted series following NBA star Kenny Smith, his wife Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith and their five children. The series is set to shoot in Los Angeles and Atlanta. It's produced by Good Clean Fun, with Jason Carbone ("The...
  • Chuck Lorre is a man of many sitcom hats

    Chuck Lorre is a man of many sitcom hats
    CBS could very well be an acronym for Chuck's Band of Sitcoms, Chuck being Chuck Lorre, the seasoned TV show maker. The band of sitcoms are "Two and a Half Men," "The Big Bang Theory," "Mom" (all of which he created) and "Mike & Molly" (on which he serves...
  • For the record

    Chuck Lorre: In some copies of the Sept. 28 edition, the Sunday Conversation interview with TV show creator Chuck Lorre in the Calendar section said that the second-season premiere of his series "Mom" would air Monday. That premiere has been changed to...
  • Producers Guild's Norman Lear Award Goes to Mark Gordon

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Mark Gordon will receive the 2015 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television from the Producers Guild of America at ceremonies Jan. 24. In a statement Monday, PGA awards co-chairs Todd Black and Ryan Murphy said, "Rarely do...
  • Networks' need for hit sitcoms is no laughing matter

    There's a backstage drama happening this fall on TV, and it's all about comedy. The major networks are in a sitcom slump, unable to generate the kind of magic found in shows like "Seinfeld," "Friends" and "The Big Bang Theory." ------------ For...
  • For Shonda Rhimes, a TV empire built on high drama

    For Shonda Rhimes, Thursday is Thursday. For much of America, Thursday might as well be renamed Shondaday in recognition of the TV savant's prime-time conquest. As if the back-to-back helping of "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" weren't enough Rhimes-...
  • 'Big Bang Theory' postpones production amid contract negotiations

    'Big Bang Theory' postpones production amid contract negotiations
    'The Big Bang Theory' has hit a stumbling block on its way to another season. Production on the series, which was due to begin Wednesday, has been postponed as series stars including Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco continue to negotiate...
  • Chuck Lorre's Freakonomics: 'Mom' Season 1 Gets TBS Showcase

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Chuck Lorre knows one thing for sure about television: Repeats matter. To generate more sampling for his CBS comedy "Mom," Lorre had the brainstorm of setting up an unusal deal with TBS. The cabler will air reruns of the show'...
  • Allison Janney on her double Emmys win and post-'West Wing' act in TV

    Allison Janney on her double Emmys win and post-'West Wing' act in TV
    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - When "The West Wing" ended in 2006, Allison Janney was secretly terrified. She worried she would never find another TV series role as powerful as the one she held in the Bartlet administration for seven seasons. She was...