James Burrows is one of TV’s most celebrated comedy directors and has directed many well-known sitcoms, including FRASIER, FRIENDS, THE BIG BANG THEORY, CHEERS, WILL & GRACE and much, much more. Burrows’ 1,000 episode is coming up with the new NBC comedy CROWDED, in which he also serves as executive producer.
Now, NBC has brought together the casts of several well-known comedy shows to celebrate Burrows’ long-running achievements. “There is nobody with better TV comedy instincts than Jimmy Burrows, and because of his guiding hand these remarkable shows will be forever celebrated and stand the test of time,” said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment. “The caliber of talent joining us to celebrate Jimmy’s accomplishments is a testament to his imprint in television history.”
Cast members of several of the participating shows got together to film a little sketch to open the show and then gather on stage to talk about Burrows and their own experiences from filming.
“Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows” airs tonight from 9:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.