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Who is James Burrows? Meet the Director NBC is Honoring!

Who is James Burrows? Meet the Director NBC is Honoring!

Longtime television director James Burrows is getting the spotlight on NBC’s Must See TV: An All-Star Tribute to James Burrows special tonight!

The 75-year-old comedy director is being recognized for his amazing work over the last 40 years.

James made his TV sitcom directing debut with a 1974 episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. He went on to direct episodes of Taxi, Cheers, Frasier, and Will & Grace, which collectively earned him 10 Emmy Awards.

He also directed the pilots for all four series, as well as for Friends, The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, and Mike & Molly. The taped special will celebrate his 1,000th episode directing, which coincides with his new NBC comedy Crowded.

“There is nobody with better TV comedy instincts than Jimmy Burrows, and because of his guiding hand these remarkable shows will be forever celebrated and stand the test of time,” Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment, said. “The caliber of talent joining us to celebrate Jimmy’s accomplishments is a testament to his imprint in television history.”

In case you missed it, check out the complete list of stars attending!

Don’t forget to tune into Must See TV: An All-Star Tribute to James Burrows TONIGHT, February 21 @ 9/8c on NBC.

10+ pictures inside of James Burrows over the years…

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Photos: Art Streiber/NBC, Getty
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