Scriptwriter Paul Wayne is best known for his writing on "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" and "The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour. " He earned his stripes writing for the fantasy sitcom "Bewitched" in the mid-1960s and contributed to the screenplay for the adventure "The King's Pirate," one of his few feature film credits. In 1968 he joined the writing team for Tom and Dick Smothers's controversial variety show. The Emmy Award-winning program was a huge hit but was canceled after its third season by nervous network executives scared off by its politically charged satire. He then moved on to the much more family-friendly show "The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour" as one of its principal writers. He contributed scripts to the seminal Norman Lear sitcom "All in the Family" and spent several seasons on John Ritter's "Three's Company." Wayne also wrote for the Canadian sitcoms "Excuse My French" and the Don Adams supermarket comedy, "Check It Out," in the mid-1980s.