Everybody Loves Raymond
It's been nearly 10 years since Everybody Loves Raymond went off the air, but creator Phil Rosenthal still remembers the moment he knew he had a hit on his hands.
"They would bring in audiences from prisons and nursing homes [and] they laughed for over 30 seconds, which is a big laugh for people who don't know the characters," he told TVGuide.com at a recent cast reunion. "That's when you know maybe you have something."
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ABC has picked up comedy pilot The Winklers, TVGuide.com has learned.
The multi-camera sitcom focuses on an emotionally reserved construction worker whose life is changed when he moves in with his over-sharing in-laws. As previously reported, Henry Winkler is slated to star in the comedy.
The Fonz may be returning to TV!
ABC has given a pilot production commitment to a multi-camera comedy that would star Henry Winkler, Deadline reports.
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Question: Why is it that when people create a successful show, they quickly get involved in other projects — other shows, movies and so on — and let the original project slump as a result? Why aren't the creators penalized for allowing a drop in the quality due to their neglect?
Answer: That's where we come in, to shame them for their skewed priorities. Why does this happen? The same reason anything happens in Hollywood: $$$$$. The minute something becomes a hit, those responsible (and even sometimes those who aren't) suddenly become hot properties and sign lucrative development deals that often take them away from the project that put them on the map. (Kudos, then, to someone like Phil Rosenthal of Everybody Loves Raymond, who scored just such a deal after Raymond exploded, but chose to stay with the show through its nine-year run.) Looking at it from a different perspective, when someone finally tastes success in Hollywood, it often opens doors for him/her to pursue dream project ...