Executive producer/writer Chuck Lorre, the creative force behind hit comedies such as The Big Bang Theory, Mom, Mike & Molly and Two And A Half Men, will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame. The honor will be bestowed upon Lorre at the NAB Show Television Luncheon on Monday, April 18 in Las Vegas.
“An artist in the prime of his career, Chuck Lorre is a legendary television writer and producer,” said NAB Executive Vice President of Television Marcellus Alexander. “His biting wit and memorable characters have become a part of our culture and defined an era of scripted comedies for Warner Bros. Television and CBS – comedies that remind us, on a weekly basis, of the scale and power of broadcast television.”
Lorre is co-creator/executive producer of the blockbuster hit The Big Bang Theory, TV’s No. 1 entertainment series among total viewers and No. 1 comedy among Adults 18–49, as well as the critically acclaimed Mom, starring Anna Faris and Allison Janney. He is also also executive producer of Mike & Molly, starring Billy Gardell and Melissa McCarthy, which completes its six-year run this spring, and he was previously co-creator/executive producer of the hit Two and a Half Men, which aired for 12 seasons and was one of TV’s longest-running comedies. Before that, Lorre created hits such as Cybill, Dharma & Greg and Grace Under Fire, and he also served as co-executive producer on Roseanne.
Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy creator/executive producer Shonda Rhimes joined the Hall of Fame in 2015. Previous NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame television inductees include Everybody Loves Raymond, American Idol, Betty White, Garry Marshall, Meet The Press, Bob Newhart, The Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live, Ted Koppel, M*A*S*H, 60 Minutes, The Today Show, and Star Trek.