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