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Chuck Lorre comedy lands put pilot committment


"Comedy" producer Chuck Lorre has landed his first sale after signing a new four-year deal with Warner Bros. Television in September. Lorre, the show runner of CBS' 'The Big Bang Theory,' 'Two and a Half Men,' and 'Mike & Molly,' has sold a new multi-camera comedy that focuses on a single mother to CBS. If you people keep watching his programs, he will never go away. Please stop.

The show, 'Mom,' is co-written by Lorre and 'Two and a Half Men' executive producer Eddie Gorodetsky and story editor Gemma Baker. It will show the struggles a recently sober single mother goes through trying to get her affairs in order in Napa Valley.  

Lorre has a long history of working with Gorodetsky, beginning with 'Dharma & Greg' and continuing on to the previously mentioned CBS series.

The two men will executive produce the project for Chuck Lorre Productions and Warner Bros. Television, while Baker will produce. The show has received a pilot production order from CBS.

Under the terms of Lorre’s new deal, he will continue creating TV programs, as well as the possibility of big screen fare. He also is looking into creating dramatic programing.

I cannot stand any of his series, with the caveat that I have not seen ‘Mike & Molly.’ ‘Two and a Half Men’ is one of the least enjoyable TV experiences I have ever had to sit through, though, so I can rest easy without any more Lorre in my life.


- Chuck Lorre

Written by: Hamatosan
Dec 11th, 2012, 5:41 am


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Message Posted On Dec 12th, 2012, 1:35 am

Two and a Half Men has always been terrible. I can at least understand why people like BBT, but I find it a waste.


But it these shows are your cup of tea, I'm sure you find this news good. I don't. I think Lorre is tremendously overrated.


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Message Posted On Dec 11th, 2012, 3:08 pm

I've liked Chuck Lorre's brand of humor since the days of Grace Under Fire (which sounds a bit like the premise of the new show, maybe a lighter and more modern shade) and Cybil, and wish that Dharma and Greg had gotten a few more seasons (or at least a proper ending, not like the cameo in Two and a Half Men can be considered an ending). He has been around for a while and has earned his audience. He produces and writes quality shows for his specific audiences (just because some of us might not like his type of humor doesn't detract from his work).

Whitney is a similar brand of self-deprecating, somewhat jarring humor. 2 Broke Girls was a pleasant surprise, and Whitney Cummings has become a prolific source of young hip material (something the networks severely lack), so some leeway might be in order. 

I think that some personal editorial opinion on these news items is acceptable if it helps to get them written with a personal touch, but don't go overboard and use them to proselytize (express your dislike with a couple comments, don't completely slant the article). Starting with "Ugh" is kind of a giveaway that you're coming with the wrong disposition.

Ultimately, the real enemy is reality TV ;)


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Message Posted On Dec 11th, 2012, 2:37 pm

My biggest complaint in here, the "News" section...I don't come here to listen to the writers bitch...again..I can go to blogs or other forums for that. Not sure why we would want him to go away either. Two and half men is really really bad now, but it never used to be. I'm not sure what's happened to it, but It's truly hideous. M& M.. and BBT, are two shows with what I believe to be quality writing. Not to mention that Melissa McCarthy is one of the funniest female comediennes to come around in a looong time. I do think there is something to be said for ratings also. I've never seen Whitney nor will I..not a show that would appeal to me. Just because I may think Honey Boo Boo is horrendous, doesn't mean people don't like or want it. People tune in to shows for a reason, there is some draw there. 

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Message Posted On Dec 11th, 2012, 1:46 pm

Whitney getting a second season is one of the most baffling decisions in recent TV history. As Pentar said, the ratings and reviews both suck. Logically, it should have never gotten renewed.

As for Lorre, I'm in the middle. I like "Big Bang", but think that "Men" is dreadful.

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Message Posted On Dec 11th, 2012, 12:58 pm

I never said they were the same. I think TBBT is a quality show, you may think it's crap. Which of us is correct? The answer is we are both correct, since quality is a subjective measure. Instead, the networks rely on an objective measure, ratings, and Lorre's shows are clearly ratings leaders.

But ratings doesn't explain a show like Whitney, which most people agree is not funny AND is low in the ratings. That one is a puzzler.


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Message Posted On Dec 11th, 2012, 10:58 am

Since when did ratings equal quality?

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Message Posted On Dec 11th, 2012, 10:54 am

Lets see, Mike & Molly (#11), Two and a Half Men (#5), and The Big Bang Theory (#2) in the ratings for last week. I believe America has spoken and you, Mr. Raymond, are in the minority. So, Ugh right back at ya!


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Message Posted On Dec 11th, 2012, 7:55 am

I understand your opinion, Anonymous. But I also understand that Chuck Lorre is the worst.


Tough line to walk.


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Message Posted On Dec 11th, 2012, 7:01 am

Watched Mike and Molly, it's terrible. Makes sense.


Message Posted On Dec 11th, 2012, 6:38 am
I'm totally agreed with Anonymous. This is a news that fit better on a blog than a news section.
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