Marc Cherry

Writer, Producer, Personal assistant
As a writer and producer for "The Golden Girls" (NBC, 1985-1992) and the creator of the spin-off "Golden Palace" (CBS, 1992-93), writer-showrunner Marc Cherry seemed well on his way to a long and fruitful career. But ... Read more »
Born: 03/22/1962 in Oklahoma, USA

Filmography

Producer (8)

Desperate Housewives 1992 - 1993, 2004 - 2010, 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Showrunner

Devious Maids 1991 - 1993, 2006 - 2009, 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Showrunner

The Golden Girls 1985 - 1993, 2006 - 2009, 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Producer

Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Golden Palace 1992 - 1993, 2006 - 2007, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Supervising Producer

Some of My Best Friends 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Crew 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Five Mrs. Buchanans 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Actor (5)

The Miss America Pageant 2011 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Head Case 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Miss Universe 2006 Pageant 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside TV Land: Tickled Pink 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Stranger's Kiss 1984 (Movie)

(Actor)
Writer (2)

Homeroom 1989 - 1993, 2006 - 2009, 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Story Editor

Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Other Writer

Biography

As a writer and producer for "The Golden Girls" (NBC, 1985-1992) and the creator of the spin-off "Golden Palace" (CBS, 1992-93), writer-showrunner Marc Cherry seemed well on his way to a long and fruitful career. But after a string of commercial flops, which included short-lived series like "The Five Mrs. Buchanans" (CBS, 1994-95) and "Some of My Best Friends" (CBS, 2000-01), Cherry's career hit the skids, which was exacerbated by his former agent embezzling tens of thousands of dollars. Penniless and forced to borrow money from his mother, Cherry made one final attempt to score a hit and struck gold when he created the wildly successful "Desperate Housewives" (ABC, 2004- ). Part comedy, part soap opera and part mystery, the show - which he later stated was greatly inspired by his mother - stood atop the ratings during its first few seasons, attracting millions of viewers with every episode, broad critical acclaim, numerous awards and even a small amount of controversy. Despite his failures over the years, Cherry finally had not only a major hit, but created a cultural touchstone destined to be long remembered.

Relationships

Truman Cherry

Father

Martha Cherry

Mother

EDUCATION

California State University, Fullerton

Fullerton , California

Troy High School

Fullerton , California

Milestones

2004

Created the primetime series "Desperate Housewives" (ABC); earned Emmy nominations in 2005 for Best Comedy series and Best Writing for a Comedy series

2000

Wrote and produced the short-lived sitcom "Some of My Best Friends" (CBS), an adaptation of the feature film "Kiss Me Guido" (1997)

1995

Created another short-lived sitcom "The Crew" (Fox) about four friends who work as flight attendants

1994

Co-created the short-lived sitcom, "The Five Mrs. Buchanans" (CBS), which centered around four strong, diverse women

1992

Wrote and produced the short-lived spin-off series "Golden Palace" (CBS), which starred three of the four actresses from "The Golden Girls"

1990

Became a writer and producer for the longrunning hit sitcom, "The Golden Girls" (NBC) for its final two seasons

Began his career working as "Designing Women" star Dixie Carter's personal assistant

Bonus Trivia

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"I do not have a by-the-numbers thing about this. When I die, 'Desperate Housewives' is on that gravestone. I know that. So I really treat this like it's my child." - Cherry to CNN.com, Oct. 5, 2006

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In April 2010, Sheridan filed a $20 million dollar lawsuit against "Desperate Housewives" creator and producer Marc Cherry and ABC, alleging that she was assaulted by Cherry on the set of the show and was wrongfully fired when she reported the alleged abuse to the network. After weeks of uncomfortable testimony from Cherry, Sheridan and even co-star James Denton in early 2012, the case was deadlocked and a mistrial declared in March.

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