“A live interview on Tuesday with the syndicated Alex Jones radio show, however, was the last straw, as Mr. Sheen launched a torrent of vitriol at Mr. Lorre--who also created "The Big Bang Theory," "'Dharma & Greg" and "Cybill"--that some have characterized as anti-semitic.”
“Ms. Griffiths could even be inducted into the Hall as a special Birthday List honors someday for playing a woman who made a living as a Marilyn Monroe impersonator, tying together 'Growing Pains', 'Cybill', 'nip/tuck', 'The Split' and a TV movie "The American Snitch" - all under the name used in 'nip/tuck': Joyce Monroe.”
“Chuck Lorre, who created "Cybill" (but has since decamped), calls Maryann a "joyful drunk.”
“Meanwhile, on "Cybill," Christine Baranski has been doing an ab-fab routine of her own as Cybill Shepherd's boozing buddy, Maryann.”
“But CBS entertainment president Les Moonves is convinced that his mostly female Monday-night viewers want to see hard-partying older women behaving as badly as men can: "It's no accident that 'High Society' is on in the time slot where 'Cybill' worked a year ago.”
“Before "Cybill," when he worked on "Grace Under Fire," he'd wanted to do a trailer-trash version of Maryann who "drank vodka out of a 'Flintstones' jelly jar.”
“I'm going to have to make it up myself, Larry, just like I wrote this book, just like I made up the "Cybill" show, just like I've had to do everything.”
“And Linda Wallen was my writer, and she became a writer on the "Cybill" show.”
“I really loved doing the "Cybill" show because I felt that the audience was the most important people and I wanted to serve them and do a good show.”
“That's who I had writing the "Cybill" show, and I would get so angry that we never nominated -- the writers were never nominated for an Emmy.”
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