Tom Werner

Producer, Executive, Documentary filmmaker
Raised on New York's Upper East Side, Harvard-educated Tom Werner might not have thought he would have too much in common with his boss when he was transferred into ABC programming department from research in the ... Read more »
Born: 04/12/1950 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Producer (45)

Survivor's Remorse 2014 - 2017 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

NBC/ Untitled Bill Cosby/ Tom Werner Family Comedy Project 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

3rd Rock From the Sun 1987 - 2005, 2008 - 2009, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

A Different World 1987 - 1994, 1996 - 1999, 2001 - 2005, 2008 - 2009, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Are You There, Chelsea? 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Cosby 1987 - 1994, 1996 - 2005, 2008 - 2009, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Cybill 1987 - 2005, 2008 - 2009, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Davis Rules 1987 - 1994, 1996 - 1998, 2001 - 2005, 2008 - 2009, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Good Vibes 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Grace Under Fire 1987 - 2005, 2008 - 2009, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Grounded For Life 1987 - 1990, 1993 - 1994, 1997 - 1998, 2001 - 2005, 2008 - 2009, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Men Behaving Badly 1987 - 1994, 1996 - 1998, 2001 - 2005, 2008 - 2009, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

The Life and Times of Tim 1987 - 1990, 1993 - 1994, 1997 - 1998, 2001 - 2005, 2008 - 2009, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

The Scholar 1987 - 2005, 2008 - 2009, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Hank 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Smother 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Happy Hour 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Brothers Solomon 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Twenty Good Years 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Let's Go To Prison 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

That '70s Show 1997 - 2006 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Game Over 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Good Girls Don't 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Tracy Morgan Show 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Whoopi 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

That '80s Show 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Dot Comedy 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Normal, Ohio 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Downer Channel 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

You Don't Know Jack 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

God, the Devil and Bob 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Damon 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Roseanne 1988 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Brett Butler: The Child Ain't Right 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Frannie's Turn 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

You Bet Your Life 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Cosby Show 1984 - 1992 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Grand 1989 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

A Carol Burnett Special... Carol, Carl, Whoopi & Robin 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

I Do, I Don't 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Oh Madeline 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Callahan 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Chicken Soup (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Single Bars, Single Women (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Townies (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Actor (2)

Survivor's Remorse 2015 (Tv Show)

Himself

The Cosby Show: A Look Back 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Raised on New York's Upper East Side, Harvard-educated Tom Werner might not have thought he would have too much in common with his boss when he was transferred into ABC programming department from research in the mid-1970s. Marcy Carsey was a middle-class woman from Weymouth, MA, educated at The University of New Hampshire and by her own admission, "uncool." Yet, the duo became ABC's programming development and execution wizards, part of the team that brought the then perennially third-place network to prominence in the late 70s behind such series as "Laverne & Shirley" and "Mork & Mindy." Carsey rose up the ABC executive ladder with Werner right behind her, and when Carsey left the network in 1980 to go into independent production, Werner took over her senior vice presidency of prime time programming. A year later, he, too, departed ABC, and the duo formed Carsey-Werner Productions with offices above a Westwood, California, 7-Eleven store.

Relationships

Katie Couric Actor

Companion
Began dating summer 2000 Split in October 2004

Jill Werner

Wife
born c. 1950 married in 1972 separated in April 2000 Werner filed for divorce on October 16, 2000

Peter Werner

Brother
born in 1947

EDUCATION

Harvard University

Cambridge , Massachusetts 1971
graduated cum laude

Milestones

1998

Was excutive producer of failed Fox sitcom "Damon"

1998

With Carsey, returned to the winners' column as executive producers of Fox's "That '70s Show"

1996

Co-executive produced "Townies" (ABC)

1995

Signed agreement to produce a sitcom for Bill Cosby to air on CBS

1992

First first-run syndication effort launched, "You Bet Your Life"

1990

Co-executive producer, "Grand" (NBC); member of partnership that purchased the San Diego Padres baseball team; became principal owner

1989

Co-executive producer, "Chicken Soup" (ABC)

1984

Co-executive producer of "The Cosby Show" (NBC);

1984

Produced first TV-movie, "Single Bars, Single Women" (ABC)

1983

Carsey Werner's first sitcom launched on ABC: "Oh, Madeline"

1981

Left ABC as senior vp, primetime programs; joined former colleague and boss, Marcy Carsey, to form Carsey-Werner Productions

1973

Joined ABC Entertainment as researcher

Co-executive producer, "Cybill" (CBS)

Co-executive producer, "Davis Rules" (ABC, then CBS)

Worked as documentary filmmaker after college

Co-executive producer, "Roseanne" (ABC)

Co-executive produced "Cosby" (CBS)

Co-executive producer, "Grace Under Fire" (ABC)

Co-executive producer of "A Different World" (NBC), spin-off of "The Cosby Show"

Co-executive produced "Men Behaving Badly' (NBC)

Served as a producer on "Shirley Chisholm: Pursuing the Dream"

Co-executive producer, "3rd Rock From the Sun" (NBC)

Bonus Trivia

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Inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Hall of Fame in 1996

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