Creator and Producer: Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory

Sometimes people change an industry by sticking to the status quo. Much of the television industry has moved away from the multi-camera, studio-centered productions that used to be typical of sitcoms; Chuck Lorre continues to embrace it. FOX, ABC, and the rest of the broadcast networks struggle to figure out what sitcoms look like in a post-HBO world while Lorre continues to churn out television shows in the classic mold.

After cutting his teeth as a writer on Roseanne, Lorre created Grace Under Fire and hasn't let up since. From Cybil to Mike & Molly, Lorre has demonstrated that there is still a large market for old-fashioned sitcoms despite the furious pace at which television is changing.