TV's Top 50 Showrunners 2010
The perennial bubble show has survived time slot and even a network change to remain a consistent draw after six years. "It's not 'Glee' or anything, but I think it's awfully good," says Caron, who created "Moonlighting" in 1985. He believes his current supernatural brainchild, which won an Emmy in 2005 for star Patricia Arquette, should have a wider audience than it does. "I don't think it's been viewed by all the people who might appreciate it."
Favorite TV Moment: An episode of "Moonlighting" titled "The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice," featuring an introduction by Orson Welles, who died five days before it aired in October 1985.
Big Break: "ABC said, 'We want you to do one of those boy-girl detective shows.' I said, 'I hate that stuff.' They said, 'We don't care what you do with it, but that's what you're going to do.' 'Moonlighting' was me, frankly, trying to kill that genre so that I would never have to suffer through it."