Norman Lear by Jaime McCarthy/WireImage.com Norman Lear by Jaime McCarthy/WireImage.com

Is there a run on porkpie hats in Hollywood? It seems Norman Lear is making quite a comeback at this summer's press tour. Earlier at the TCAs, NBC announced that he will oversee the production of a new hourlong comedy. At a CBS session, Chuck Lorre told reporters how he recently turned to the legendary producer of All in the Family and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman for some wisdom on how to simultaneously run two sitcoms. (Lorre has the new Big Bang Theory joining Two and a Half Men on Monday nights for CBS.) But the advice was pretty short and simple. "He said 'I basically worked like a dog,'" said Lorre. "I said, 'Thank you for your time.'" - Reporting by Stephen Battaglio