James Burrows

James Edward Burrows (born December 30, 1940), sometimes known as Jim "Jimmy" Burrows, is an American television director. Burrows has received numerous accolades including 11 Primetime Emmy Awards and five Directors Guild of America Awards. He was honored with the Directors Guild of America Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015 and NBC special ''Must See TV: An All-Star Tribute to James Burrows'' in 2016.

Burrows started his career with ''The Mary Tyler Moore Show'' in 1974. Burrows has directed over 50 television pilots and co-created the television series ''Cheers'' (1982–1993). He has also formed 3 Sisters Entertainment, a joint venture with NBC. He is known for directing numerous episodes of comedy shows such as ''The Bob Newhart Show'', ''Taxi'', ''Frasier'', ''Friends'', ''Will & Grace'', ''3rd Rock from the Sun'', and ''The Big Bang Theory''.

He executive produced the Emmy Award-winning ABC specials ''Live in Front of a Studio Audience'' including ''Norman Lear's "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons"'' in 2019, ''"All in the Family" and "Good Times"'' in 2019, and ''"The Facts of Life" and "Diff'rent Strokes"'' in 2021. He directed episodes for the revivals of the NBC sitcom ''Will & Grace'' (2017–2020), and the Paramount+ ''Frasier''. Provided by Wikipedia

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