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Chuck Lorre

Chuck Lorre is an American television producer, writer and composer best known for creating the hit shows Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory.

Lorre's earliest writing credits include episodes of animated shows Pole Position and Heathcliff and the Catilac Cats, which he was also credited with developing for TV. Lorre went on to write episodes of the sitcoms Muppet Babies, Charles in Charge, My Two Dads, and Roseanne.

The first sitcom Chuck Lorre created was the short-lived Frannie's Turn, starring Miriam Margolyes and Tomas Milian. His second show, Grace Under Fire, starring Brett Butler, ran for five seasons. Lorre then created Cybill, starring Cybill Shepherd, which ran for four seasons and won Christine Baranski a Primetime Emmy award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy.

In the late '90s, Lorre co-created Dharma & Greg with Dottie Dartland. The show, which starred Jenna Elfman and Thomas Gibson, ran for five years. Jenna Elfman won a Golden Globe award for her performance as Dharma. Lorre's biggest show to date came in 2003 when he co-created Two and a Half Men with Lee Aronsohn. The show, which originally starred Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer, quickly became the highest rated sitcom on TV.

The next show Lorre developed was The Big Bang Theory, co-created with Bill Prady, which premiered in 2007. Within a few seasons, the show eclipsed Two and a Half Men to become the country's most watched sitcom. Jim Parsons has won three Primetime Emmy Awards and one Golden Globe award for his role as Sheldon Cooper.

In 2010, Chuck Lorre's production company produced Mike & Molly, created by Mark Roberts and starring Billy Gardell and Melissa McCarthy, which ran for six years. With Gemma Baker and Eddie Gorodetsky, Chuck Lorre co-created the 2013 sitcom Mom, starring Anna Faris and Allison Janney, which is now in its fifth season.

In 2017, Chuck Lorre co-created Young Sheldon with The Big Bang Theory executive producer Steven Molaro. Lorre is also behind two new sitcoms for Netflix: Disjointed, co-created with David Javerbaum and starring Kathy Bates, and The Kominsky Method, starring Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin.

An accomplished guitarist and songwriter, Lorre wrote Debbie Harry's 1986 hit single French Kissin' in the USA, and co-wrote the soundtrack to the 1987 TV series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with Dennis Challen Brown.

 Chuck Lorre has written or directed 25 episodes of Young Sheldon.

  1. Pilot

    101. Pilot

    Aired September 25, 2017

    Writer

  2. Rockets, Communists, and the Dewey Decimal System

    102. Rockets, Communists, and the Dewey Decimal System

    Aired November 2, 2017

    Writer

  3. Poker, Faith, and Eggs

    103. Poker, Faith, and Eggs

    Aired November 9, 2017

    Writer (Teleplay)

  4. A Therapist, a Comic Book, and a Breakfast Sausage

    104. A Therapist, a Comic Book, and a Breakfast Sausage

    Aired November 16, 2017

    Writer (Story)

  5. A Solar Calculator, a Game Ball, and a Cheerleader's Bosom

    105. A Solar Calculator, a Game Ball, and a Cheerleader's Bosom

    Aired November 23, 2017

    Writer (Story)

  6. A Patch, a Modem, and a Zantac

    106. A Patch, a Modem, and a Zantac

    Aired November 30, 2017

    Writer (Story)

  7. A Brisket, Voodoo, and Cannonball Run

    107. A Brisket, Voodoo, and Cannonball Run

    Aired December 7, 2017

    Writer (Teleplay)

  8. Cape Canaveral, Schrodinger's Cat, and Cyndi Lauper's Hair

    108. Cape Canaveral, Schrodinger's Cat, and Cyndi Lauper's Hair

    Aired December 14, 2017

    Writer (Story)

  9. Spock, Kirk, and Testicular Hernia

    109. Spock, Kirk, and Testicular Hernia

    Aired December 21, 2017

    Writer

  10. An Eagle Feather, a String Bean, and an Eskimo

    110. An Eagle Feather, a String Bean, and an Eskimo

    Aired January 4, 2018

    Writer (Story)

  11. Demons, Sunday School, and Prime Numbers

    111. Demons, Sunday School, and Prime Numbers

    Aired January 11, 2018

    Writer (Story)

  12. Demons, Sunday School, and Prime Numbers

    111. Demons, Sunday School, and Prime Numbers

    Aired January 11, 2018

    Writer (Teleplay)

  13. A Computer, a Plastic Pony, and a Case of Beer

    112. A Computer, a Plastic Pony, and a Case of Beer

    Aired January 18, 2018

    Writer (Story)

  14. A Computer, a Plastic Pony, and a Case of Beer

    112. A Computer, a Plastic Pony, and a Case of Beer

    Aired January 18, 2018

    Writer (Teleplay)

  15. : A Sneeze, Detention, and Sissy Spacek

    113. A Sneeze, Detention, and Sissy Spacek

    Aired February 1, 2018

    Writer (Story)

  16. : Potato Salad, a Broomstick, and Dad's Whiskey

    114. Potato Salad, a Broomstick, and Dad's Whiskey

    Aired March 1, 2018

    Writer (Story)

  17. : Dolomite, Apple Slices, and a Mystery Woman

    115. Dolomite, Apple Slices, and a Mystery Woman

    Aired March 8, 2018

    Writer (Story)

  18. : Dolomite, Apple Slices, and a Mystery Woman

    115. Dolomite, Apple Slices, and a Mystery Woman

    Aired March 8, 2018

    Writer (Teleplay)

  19. : Killer Asteroids, Oklahoma, and a Frizzy Hair Machine

    116. Killer Asteroids, Oklahoma, and a Frizzy Hair Machine

    Aired March 29, 2018

    Writer (Story)

  20. : Jiu-jitsu, Bubble Wrap, and Yoo-hoo

    117. Jiu-jitsu, Bubble Wrap, and Yoo-hoo

    Aired April 5, 2018

    Writer (Story)

  21. : A Mother, a Child, and a Blue Man's Backside

    118. A Mother, a Child, and a Blue Man's Backside

    Aired April 12, 2018

    Writer (Story)

  22. Gluons, Guacamole, and the Color Purple

    119. Gluons, Guacamole, and the Color Purple

    Aired April 19, 2018

    Writer (Story)

  23. : A Dog, a Squirrel, and a Fish Named Fish

    120. A Dog, a Squirrel, and a Fish Named Fish

    Aired April 26, 2018

    Writer (Teleplay)

  24. : Summer Sausage, a Pocket Poncho, and Tony Danza

    121. Summer Sausage, a Pocket Poncho, and Tony Danza

    Aired May 3, 2018

    Writer (Teleplay)

  25. : Vanilla Ice Cream, Gentlemen Callers, and a Dinette Set

    122. Vanilla Ice Cream, Gentlemen Callers, and a Dinette Set

    Aired May 10, 2018

    Writer (Teleplay)

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