Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV
7:00 PM PT
In the newly released book Top of the Rock, the fast paced and entertaining story of NBC’s groundbreaking era of “Must See TV” is shared by former NBC Entertainment president Warren Littlefield. The series that populated the network schedule during those halcyon days—Seinfeld, Frasier, ER, Friends, Law & Order, Will & Grace, Mad About You, and Third Rock from the Sun, among others, have become cultural touchstones and remain among the most popular programs of all time. Littlefield interviewed more than fifty actors, writers, producers, agents, and executives—the folks who made it all happen—for this fascinating oral history. Join the author and a panel of his friends and colleagues in conversation about one of the medium’s greatest eras.
A book signing will follow the program.
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James Burrows, Emmy Award–winning Executive Producer/Director; Cheers, Will & Grace
Marta Kauffman, multiple Emmy Award–winning Cocreator/Executive Producer, Friends
David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks, Inc; former SVP, Primetime Series at NBC during the “must see TV” era
Noah Wyle, “Tom Mason”, Falling Skies; “Dr. John Carter”, ER
Moderator: Michael Schneider, LA Bureau Chief, TV Guide Magazine