Chuck Lorre’s New CBS Sitcom Faces Backlash

The Big Bang Theory producer Chuck Lorre’s latest — the midseason series United States of Al — is being criticized for casting a non-Afghan actor in its titular role, and for the character’s depiction in general, while one of the show’s executive producers has issued a staunch defense.

CBS Picks Up Chuck Lorre’s ‘United States of Al’

CBS has handed out a series order to comedy United States of Al, which is exec produced by the Big Bang Theory co-creator. An episode count has not yet been determined for the multicamera comedy, which is slated to debut sometime during the 2020-21 broadcast season.

CBS Lands Chuck Lorre Buddy Sitcom

CBS, Chuck Lorre’s broadcast home for the past 16 years, has landed the next multi-camera sitcom from the comedy king. The network has given a pilot production commitment to The United States of Al, from The Big Bang Theory co-creator/executive producer Lorre, fellow Big Bang executive producers David Goetsch and Maria Ferrari, TV personality and scholar of religious studies Reza Aslan and Warner Bros. TV.

Chuck Lorre: End In Sight For ‘Big Bang’

The end of the road for CBS’s The Big Bang Theory is coming into closer focus. The nerdy series ranks as TV’s most watched comedy among the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic and was renewed in March for its 11th and 12th seasons (48 episodes in total). “We never really figured to be at year 11, let alone what’s going to happen after 12. One could easily presume that would be the end of the series, but I’m just amazed we’re here,” co-creator Chuck Lorre said Tuesday.

‘Big Bang Theory’ Spinoff Series In The Works

A Big Bang Theory spinoff series based around a young Sheldon Cooper is in the early stages of development, Jim Parsons, who plays the idiosyncratic genius on the megahit CBS sitcom, is signed on to executive produce along with executive producers Chuck Lorre and Steve Molaro, with Molaro writing the script.

How Chuck Lorre Turned Failure Into Success

The first TV show that Chuck Lorre ever ran lasted just five weeks. He feared his career was over. Hardly. Lorre went on to become one of the most successful producers in television.

Netflix Lands Chuck Lorre Comedy ‘Disjointed’

Netflix Lands Chuck Lorre Pot Comedy With Bates

Chuck Lorre To Join NAB Hall Of Fame

The Big Bang Theory, Mom and Two and a Half Men creator and Mike & Molly executive producer to be honored Monday, April 18, at the NAB Show Television Luncheon.

Lorre Writes Obit For Broadcast Network TV

Sitcom producer Chuck Lorre often comments on life and other matters in so-called Vanity Cards that pop up at the end of his shows and can only be read by viewers who record the shows and have a quick touch with the pause button. After last night’s airing of The Big Bang Theory, the subject was CBS’s plan to produce a new Star Trek exclusivity for its OTT service.

CBS Renews Comedies ‘Mike & Molly,’ ‘Mom’

Chuck Lorre‘s CBS sitcoms Mom and Mike & Molly were each renewed for an additional season on Wednesday, according to an individual with knowledge of both productions.

Charlie Sheen Rips Chuck Lorre, ‘Men’ Finale

‘Two and a Half Men’ Wraps Up A Dozen Years

There was a kookie, sly twist in the finale of the CBS sitcom, followed a moment later by a piano falling on the show’s co-creator, Chuck Lorre, who had only a split-second to gloat that he had pulled a fast one on viewers

Chuck Lorre Says Goodbye To ‘Men’

Chuck Lorre is a producer with one of the most impressive streaks in TV history. Of the last seven sitcoms he has played a part in creating, none has flopped. Two and a Half Men star Ashton Kutcher , who joined the show four years ago, said the prolific Lorre’s shows are “all built on these obscure, broken, beat-up, messed-up families that are just like yours.”

Lorre Throws Love Toward Charlie Sheen

Television megaproducer Chuck Lorre said Thursday he has “nothing but good feelings” for Sheen, who was kicked off Lorre’s sitcom Two and a Half Men in 2011 during a spectacular meltdown that included calling Lorre a “contaminated little maggot.” Lorre’s keeping quiet on whether Sheen will return for the show’s upcoming finale.

Chuck Lorre’s Sitcom ‘Mom’ Adopts Serious Tone

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pregnant teenager, the daughter of an unmarried mother and granddaughter of another, is repeating family history. Does she decide to keep her baby and do her immature best to raise it, or choose adoption for her offspring? That quandary anchors the season finale of CBS’ “Mom” (9:30 p.m. ET, Monday) […]

Chuck Lorre Scores Four Top 20 Shows

Chuck Lorre already is the showrunner with most current series, four. Last week, the prolific producer scored a first for a showrunner when all four ranked in the Top 20 among adults 18-49 — something no writing producer had accomplished since the introduction of Nielsen electronic ratings measurement in 1991

Charlie Sheen Wants To ‘Make Amends’ With Lorre

Chuck Lorre To Receive Norman Lear Award

Anna Faris To Star In Chuck Lorre’s Comedy ‘Mom’

CBS Orders Comedy Pilot From Chuck Lorre

Chuck Lorre Turns Vanity Cards Into A Book

Warner Bros., Churk Lorre Sign Four-Year Pact

Chuck Lorre, WBTV Near Deal With Film Component

Chuck Lorre Signs Vanity Card Book Deal

Lorre, Eisner To Enter ATAS Hall Of Fame

The Jeffersons star Sherman Hemsley, I Love Lucy’s Vivian Vance and Bill Frawley, and Real World creators Mary-Ellis Bunim and Jonathan Murray are also part of the 2012 class.

Sheen Gets $25M Settlement With WB, Lorre

Charlie Sheen will receive $25 million in his settlement with Warner Bros. Television and Chuck Lorre, according to a person familiar with the settlement. Warner Bros. announced the settlement Monday of Sheen’s lawsuit, in which he sought $100 million over his firing from Two and a Half Men. The person familiar with the settlement said the $25 million would cover back-end payments for Sheen’s appearances on the show.

WB Eyes A Revised ‘Men’ Without Sheen

It is not certain that CBS’s hit comedy Two and a Half Men will return next season, but the show’s studio, Warner Brothers, confirmed Thursday that it was trying to bring the show back without its original star, Charlie Sheen.

Charlie Sheen Judge Allows Cameras In Courtroom

Arbitrator Chosen In Charlie Sheen Case

Sources report that Richard Neal has been chosen to oversee the fight between Sheen, Warner Bros. and Two and a Half Men co-creator Chuck Lorre over Sheen’s firing from the hit CBS show.

WB, Lorre Seek Arbitration In Sheen Battle

Sheen Files $100M Suit Against WB, Lorre

The fired star of Two and a Half Men alleges that Warner Bros. bowed to executive producer Chuck Lorre’s desire to punish Sheen, and that the producer and Warners conspired to blame the actor for causing production to stop.

Chuck Lorre: ‘If Charlie Sheen Outlives Me…’