Nellie Andreeva

CBS just issued a statement about the death of comedy writer-producer Alan Kirschenbaum. He has a long history at CBS where he was considered family. Kirschenbaum co-created two comedy series for the network, Yes, Dear and the upcoming Friend Me, as well as the 2007 pilot Fugly. He also worked on the CBS comedies Everybody Loves Raymond, Center Of The Universe and Accidentally On Purpose.

“We are stunned and devastated to hear the news this morning of Alan’s passing.  We have lost a long-time colleague, a valued friend and truly one of the most well liked individuals in our midst.  We will remember a gifted and successful comedy writer/producer who shared generously of his time beyond his show duties to help the network and studio in a variety of ways; a kind and gentle man; and a warm and witty conversationalist who could always be seen chatting up many on our lot ranging from assistants to senior executives.  Everyone at CBS truly loved Alan and he will be deeply missed.  Our hearts grieve for his wife Vicki, daughter Molly, sister Judi, mother Ethel and his father, comedian Freddie Roman, and all of Alan’s family and friends.”

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