Mark Roberts (TV producer)

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Mark Roberts (born January 19, 1961) is an American screenwriter, producer, playwright, actor, and comedian, best known for creating the American sitcom Mike & Molly.[1][2]

Career[edit]

He appeared on The Tonight Show seven times as a stand-up comic between the years of 1992–1995, which led to guest starring roles on numerous television series and films, among them Seinfeld,[3] Friends,[4] The Practice,[5] The Larry Sanders Show,[6] Two and a Half Men, and Bulletproof.[7]

He was also a series regular on the television comedy The Naked Truth.[8]

His plays Where the Great Ones Run,[9] Parasite Drag,[10] and Rantoul and Die[11] have been published by Dramatists Play Service and produced in various theaters in the United States.[12][13]

He was the creator and executive producer of Mike & Molly, which premiered September 20, 2010 on CBS,[1][14] until he left the show after season 3.[15] Mike & Molly was the highest-rated new comedy of the 2010 season.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mike and Molly (TV Series 2010)". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Bellafante, Ginia (19 September 2010). "A Sitcom With More Than Empty Calories". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Seinfeld, 'The Chicken Roaster' (TV episode 1996)". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Friends, 'The One with Monica and Chandler's Wedding: Part 1 (TV episode 2001)". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "The Practice, 'Brothers' Keepers' (2000) - Full cast and crew". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "The Larry Sanders Show, 'Larry Loses a Friend' (TV episode 1994)". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Bulletproof (1996)". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "The Naked Truth (TV Series 1995-1998)". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  9. ^ "Complete catalogue of plays". Where the Great Ones Run. Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  10. ^ "Complete catalogue of plays". Parasite Drag. Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  11. ^ "Complete catalogue of plays". Rantoul and Die. Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  12. ^ Hieggelke, Brian (3 May 2011). "Review: Rantoul and Die/American Blues Theater". Newcity Stage. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  13. ^ Scarborough, James (24 August 2010). "Parasite Drag, The Elephant Theatre Company, Los Angeles". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  14. ^ "Mike & Molly". TV Guide. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  15. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2013-05-17). "'Mike & Molly' Creator Mark Roberts To Exit, Al Higgins Upped To EP & Showrunner". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-09-06. 
  16. ^ "The Futon Critic". Retrieved 29 July 2011. 

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