Tonight: Tribute to James Burrows, Director of Some of Television’s Best Comedies

Posted on February 21, 2016 at 3:47 pm

NBC pays tribute tonight to one of the greatest comedy directors in television history, James Burrows, the man behind “Cheers,” “Friends,” “Big Bang Theory,” “Will and Grace,” and more, 1000 episodes of many popular series, winning ten Emmy awards. Many of the actors he helped look good will be there, including 5/6 of the Friends (Matthew Perry was rehearsing a play in London). There’s a great interview with Burrows in the Hollywood Reporter. He is the son of the great writer/director Abe Burrows, who collaborated on classics like “Guys and Dolls,” “Cactus Flower,” and “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”

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