25 Industry Insiders Who Changed Television

Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner

Producers: Every '90s Sitcom

All the best and worst aspects of the '90s sitcom were pioneered by Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner. The duo began as a writing and producing team and grew to such heights of power with their continued hits that they came to control their distribution by 1997. Carsey-Werner Productions will be best remembered for their immortal pair of hits, Roseanne and The Cosby Show.

These two shows represent the pinnacle of what the production company achieved, but the breadth of their work shouldn't be ignored. Most of the sitcom re-runs you watched while home stick from school were Carsey-Werner joints, including Grace Under Fire, 3rd Rock From the Sun, and That '70s Show.

If a '90s sitcom you can think of wasn't among the thirty shows to come from the Carsey-Werner stable, odds are you, you'll see some distinct similarities between that show and the company's roster.

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