Daily Archives: November 12, 2015

The Big Man Under Fire

  • Frannie’s Turn
  • Grace Under Fire
  • Cybill
  • Dharma & Greg
  • Two and a Half Men
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Mike & Molly
  • Mom
  • And Future #1 Comedies To-Be-Created

The man behind-the-curtain of all these sitcom hits is Chuck Lorre.

Clearly, he is the sitcom king of network television. When I’ve been in the audience for live tapings of The Big Bang Theory (including its pilot) and Two and a Half Men (including the series finale), I’ve always looked for Chuck Lorre on the floor. He’s a bonafide TV star. However, the ride hasn’t always been smooth sailing for the mega producer.

(Charlie Sheen and Angus T. Jones, cough-cough)

And as the interview below reveals, Mr. Lorre has faced adversity in many forms, from crazy outbursts from his actors to uptight studio executives.

Speaking of uptight…

That vanity card was probably one of the censored ones.