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Chuck Lorre

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  • TV Review: 'Vicious'

    Two things become immediately clear watching PBS' Brit-com import "Vicious": One, the major networks wouldn't touch it. And two, it's too bad the show isn't sharp enough to make them regret that bias. The taboo here isn't that the main characters played...
  • John Wells Expands Production Company With New Hire

    Zach Studin has joined John Wells Productions as senior vice president of features. He will be responsible for bringing in new material, packaging new and existing projects and managing productions. He will report to Claire Rudnick Polstein, president of...
  • Series Thrive With a Single Director Instead of a Group

    The story of how "How I Met Your Mother's" Carter Bays and Craig Thomas met Pamela Fryman reads a little like the romantic comedy they were setting out to create. When the writers of CBS' newly commissioned multi-cam sitcom started looking for a...
  • Critics' Choice Awards: Double Win for Allison Janney, Matt Bomer for 'Normal Heart'

    "Orange is the New Black" is off to a strong start in TV awards season, nabbing two wins at the fourth annual Critics' Choice Television Awards. Allison Janney (pictured) has emerged a double winner at the kudofest under way at the Beverly Hilton,...
  • Anna Faris talks about the joys of being 'Mom' [video]

    Anna Faris talks about the joys of being 'Mom' [video]
    Anna Faris was offered the lead role on the CBS comedy "Mom" in an unusual way — not through an agent or a network executive. The show's creator, Chuck Lorre, left the script for the pilot episode on Faris' doorstep with no note attached. Faris'...
  • Emmy Contenders Preview - Minor Roles Make for Major Impact

    These thesps make the most of limited screen time: Beau Bridges "The Millers" The oft-nominated, three-time Emmy winner says he jumped at the chance to join the cast of CBS' new hit comedy "The Millers" before even reading a script, "because of...
  • Q&A: Chuck Lorre and John Wells on the State of TV

    Chuck Lorre is currently the sitcom's reigning king, producing four CBS comedies, including "The Big Bang Theory." John Wells might have stewarded the last genuine dramatic mega-hit in "ER," as well as acclaimed series such as "Southland" and "Shameless."...
  • Inside the Office of Showtime's Original Programming Executive President

    We laugh a lot in here," says Gary Levine, Showtime's executive vice president of original programming, "even though we're doing some dark and twisted things." That's not hard to imagine, as his office, which overlooks Wilshire Boulevard, reflects Levine'...
  • Q&A: Wendy Williams Talks Her Upcoming Standup Debut

    Wendy Williams parlayed her "shock jock" radio success into a daily talkshow, which enters its sixth season this fall. She also has a successful wig line, has acted in "Chicago" on Broadway, and plans to make her standup debut in Vegas. How would you...
  • For Bob Newhart, it's always hip to be square

    For Bob Newhart, it's always hip to be square
    Bob Newhart had modest expectations in 1960 when Warner Bros. Records released his first comedy album, "The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart." The recording, which included such seminal Newhart routines as Abraham Lincoln getting notes from his press...
  • 'Good Wife,' 'Breaking Bad,' 'Game of Thrones,' 'True Detective' Lead TCA Award Nominees

    "The Good Wife," "Breaking Bad," "Game of Thrones" and "True Detective" are among the series landing multiple nominations in this year's Television Critics Assn. Awards derby. Netflix's "Orange is the New Black" joins that trio in the org's program of...