By Warren Littlefield, T. R. Pearson
Top of the Rock is an soaking up insiders’ account of a huge time and position in tv heritage: the years whilst needs to See TV—led through Cheers, Seinfeld, Friends, ER, and Law & Order—made NBC an unstoppable good fortune. right here the tale is vividly advised in the course of the phrases of the actors, writers, manufacturers, creators, and community executives who helped the Peacock upward thrust to its maximum heights—and then observed all of it fall apart.
Under the supervision of President of leisure Warren Littlefield, NBC went from being an also-ran, wasting hundreds of thousands of bucks in failed exhibits, to the number 1 station, producing billions of greenbacks in revenue. At its peak, the Thursday evening lineup on my own introduced in additional profit than the opposite six nights of programming mixed. Top of the Rock dishes out behind-the-scenes tales from all of the largest exhibits, revealing the hugely dicy enterprise judgements, artistic ardour, and blind leaps of religion that made needs to See television possible.
Jerry Seinfeld | Jason Alexander | Kelsey Grammer | Sean Hayes | Helen Hunt | Lisa Kudrow | Eriq l. a. Salle | Matt LeBlanc | John Lithgow | Julianna Margulies | Eric McCormack | Debra Messing | Megan Mullally | David Hyde Pierce | Paul Reiser | Noah Wyle | and more