Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Chuck Lorre

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Chuck Lorre (born Charles Michael Levine on October 18, 1952) is a writer, director, producer and composer who has worked on many American sitcoms, including Grace Under Fire, Dharma & Greg, Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory and the Canadian 1980s to 90s show My Secret Identity.


Grace Under Fire

Lorre's first produced show as creator was the popular ABC sitcom Grace Under Fire. It premiered on ABC in 1993, and gained a large viewer base. The show was nominated in 1995 for the Golden Globe Award for Best TV series (Musical or Comedy).


Lorre's next project was the sitcom Cybill. The show aired for four seasons on CBS and received critical acclaim, winning an Emmy in 1995: Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy series for co-star Christine Baranski and 2 Golden Globe Awards in 1996: Best TV series (Musical or Comedy) and Best Actress in a TV series (Musical or Comedy).

Two and a Half Men

Two and a Half Men is a seven-season long comedy series. At the time of writing, 150 episodes have been created and have been -- or are going to be -- aired. This program focuses on two brothers, one of whom, "Charlie" (Charlie Sheen), is rich and owns a big house, while the other, "Alan" (Jon Cryer), is having to live in his brother's big Malibu house. Alan also has a son, "Jake" (Angus T. Jones) who comes to visit the brothers on weekends. Seasons 8 and 9 have been confirmed, meaning the show will last until 2012 at least.

The Big Bang Theory

Lorre's most recent show is The Big Bang Theory, which follows two young male academics living next door to an attractive young woman. Each episode usually focuses on the daily lives of the men and two of their friends, with a dose of absurdity from the relationship with their normal neighbor. The show is known for its ability to relate an obscure scientific theory with a common every-day occurrence, while at the same time illustrating the vast differences between the nerds and the girl. The two protagonists, Sheldon and Leonard, are named for the famous actor and television producer Sheldon Leonard.

Show Crossovers

On "The Big Bang Theory", Sheldon, Leonard and Penny are seen watching Oshikuru: Demon Samurai. "Oshikuru" was the show Charlie wrote the theme song for on Two and a Half Men. However, the placement of Big Bang in relation to Two and a Half Men is muddied by the appearance of Charlie Sheen, seemingly as himself, in the Big Bang episode "The Griffin Equivalency".

Also a few of the characters from Roseanne (Lorre helped to write for a few seasons in the early 90's) have appeared throughout the three seasons, Sheldon's mother played Jackie (Laurie Metcalf) on Roseanne and one of the women that Leonard works with, whom he kissed to see if there was a "spark" played Darlene (Sara Gilbert) on Roseanne.


Lorre won the BMI Television Music Awards in 2004, 2005, and 2008 for Two and a Half Men. He also composed the soundtrack to the 1987 television series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with Dennis Challen Brown.


Chuck Lorre has been a long-time contributor to the Venice Family Clinic. In 1999, he established the Dharma/Grace Foundation where he insisted that the foundation directly benefit the people for whom the money was intended.[citation needed] On February 10, 2002, Lorre was honored with the Silver Circle Humanitarian Award.

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