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Chuck Lorre to Be Inducted Into NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame
Chuck Lorre is headed to Sin City.
The creator behind The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men will be inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters' Broadcasting Hall of Fame on April 18 at the NAB television luncheon in Las Vegas.
“An artist in the prime of his career, Chuck Lorre is a legendary television writer and producer,” NAB executive vp television Marcellus Alexander said Tuesday in a statement. “His biting wit and memorable characters have become a part of our culture and defined an era of scripted comedies for Warner Bros. Television and CBS — comedies that remind us, on a weekly basis, of the scale and power of broadcast television.”
Lorre currently has three shows on the air: Big Bang Theory; Mike & Molly, which is in its sixth and final season; and Mom, a recipient at the Television Academy Honors in 2014. In addition to the long-running Two and a Half Men, his previous series include Dharma and Greg, Cybill and Grace Under Fire.
Lorre's past honors include the NATPE Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Previous NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame television inductees include Shonda Rhimes, Betty White and Garry Marshall and programs including The Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live and Everybody Loves Raymond.