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May 14, 1993 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
More 'Married': Fox's caustic situation comedy "Married . . . With Children" has been renewed for two seasons. However, the show's co-creator and executive producer, Ron Leavitt, is leaving to pursue other projects, the network said. Leavitt, who has been with the series since its 1987 premiere, has also been offered a chance to create another series for Fox. Michael G. Moye, the comedy's other co-creator and executive consultant, will take over as executive producer.
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March 5, 2004 | Robert Lloyd, Times Staff Writer
"The Help," a new series from Ron Leavitt, the man who created "Married ... With Children" -- a show to which I would never have expected to affix the words "far superior," but so be it -- is the sort of thing that makes me feel sorry for actors. No one forces them to be actors, of course, but it does call to mind the old joke about the man who sweeps up after the circus elephants.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2004 | Robert Lloyd, Times Staff Writer
"The Help," a new series from Ron Leavitt, the man who created "Married ... With Children" -- a show to which I would never have expected to affix the words "far superior," but so be it -- is the sort of thing that makes me feel sorry for actors. No one forces them to be actors, of course, but it does call to mind the old joke about the man who sweeps up after the circus elephants.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 3, 2004 | Noel Holston, Newsday
Television has a long and rarely illustrious history of series in which a resourceful, lippy housekeeper, nanny, butler or maid is all that's keeping a family of well-to-do incompetents from collapsing into a pathetic mess. From "Beulah" to "Benson" to "Mr. Belvedere," servants have known best.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 3, 2004 | Noel Holston, Newsday
Television has a long and rarely illustrious history of series in which a resourceful, lippy housekeeper, nanny, butler or maid is all that's keeping a family of well-to-do incompetents from collapsing into a pathetic mess. From "Beulah" to "Benson" to "Mr. Belvedere," servants have known best.
BUSINESS
May 10, 1990 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ron Leavitt and Michael Moye, the producers of the hit comedy series "Married . . . With Children," are close to signing a deal with Columbia Pictures Television that would catapult the two relatively unknown writers overnight into the ranks of Hollywood's best-paid creative talent.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 24, 1996
In reading David Kronke's March 17 cover story "Secret Lives of Sitcoms," I was dismayed that "Married . . . With Children" was not mentioned. It was the foundation of "the other network," Fox, which started 10 years ago, and we are still being viewed seven days a week, worldwide syndication that keeps going and going and going. I am proud to be a member of the crew and to have had the privilege to work with creators and executive producers Ron Leavitt and Michael Moye. We reached beyond the "ideal" American family and the audience breathed a sigh of relief to know not being perfect was OK. KITTY ROURKE Sherman Oaks
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 1995
Thanks to Steve Weinstein for the complimentary and nearly entirely accurate article on "Married . . . With Children," "Happily Never After" (Calendar, Sept. 16). Two slight errors--Ron Leavitt left the show three years ago (which, I suppose, could be construed as "several") and Michael Moye left just this season. The other error was brought to my attention in a phone call--the first of many--from my mother, who was insistent in her belief that I am her first-born son and not, as reported in The Times, her daughter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2008 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Ron Leavitt, a veteran television writer and producer best known for co-creating "Married . . . With Children," the raunchy, groundbreaking sitcom that helped put the fledgling Fox network on the map in the late 1980s, has died. He was 60. Leavitt died of lung cancer Sunday at his home in Sherman Oaks, said publicist Larry Winokur. Ed O'Neill, who played Al Bundy on the show, told The Times on Monday that Leavitt was "one of the funniest guys I ever knew. " "He had a very original way of thinking in terms of comedy," O'Neill said.
SPORTS
November 6, 1999
Mike Penner just does not get it ["Real Crime Is The Reaction Against Gray," Oct. 29]. It was the timing of the questions, not how he asked the questions. The interview ruined the moment. Why is it so hard to understand that the millions of baseball fans tuned to see their heroes honored, not Rose or Gray prattle? I am mad because I wanted to bask in the glory of Willie Mays and Ken Griffey assisting Ted Williams up on stage. Or reflect a little longer about the days of Koufax versus Gibson.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 1993 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
More 'Married': Fox's caustic situation comedy "Married . . . With Children" has been renewed for two seasons. However, the show's co-creator and executive producer, Ron Leavitt, is leaving to pursue other projects, the network said. Leavitt, who has been with the series since its 1987 premiere, has also been offered a chance to create another series for Fox. Michael G. Moye, the comedy's other co-creator and executive consultant, will take over as executive producer.
BUSINESS
May 10, 1990 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ron Leavitt and Michael Moye, the producers of the hit comedy series "Married . . . With Children," are close to signing a deal with Columbia Pictures Television that would catapult the two relatively unknown writers overnight into the ranks of Hollywood's best-paid creative talent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 1999
Re "Safety While Driving," Ventura County letters, June 27. Like so many in the Conejo Valley, I was upset to learn of the events that resulted in the untimely death of the bicyclist in Westlake Village. However, to print a letter calling the act "reckless" is equally upsetting. I have had the privilege to know 17-year-old Jordan Lampos for several years and I can assure you this is not a reckless individual. He is an exceptional student, athlete and person. Additionally, his father (who is an educator)
NEWS
April 18, 1991 | KEVIN ALLMAN
The Scene: Monday night in Beverly Hills, at a celebration for the 100th episode of "Married . . . With Children," the show that brought America the Al Bundys, the infamous family of bottom feeders that set new standards in televised boorishness. Instead of throwing the party in a typical Bundy environment--a bowling alley or a discount shoe store--Columbia Pictures Television and Fox Broadcasting opted to rent the trendy Beverly Hills club Asylum.
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