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October 08, 2013

'Will & Grace' Among the Stars Celebrating James Burrows

Live-streamed special An Evening Honoring James Burrows sparked reunions of epic television proportions with Will & Grace stars Debra Messing and Eric McCormack, Taxi legends Danny DeVito and Christopher Lloyd, Cheers stars Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger and George Wendt and more on hand to celebrate the esteemed director's career.

Juliana J. Bolden
  • Iconic TV couple Eric McCormack, Debra Messing

  • James Burrows

One of the most beloved couples in television history reunited on the red carpet last night at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences to honor prolific director James Burrows.

Actors Debra Messing and Eric McCormack were among the stars out for the live-streamed Television Academy program An Evening Honoring James Burrows. Esteemed actors Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Christopher Lloyd, Beau Bridges and Margo Martindale and more joined Television Academy members for this special look back at Burrows' extraordinary career.

The ten-time Primetime Emmy winner began his is television sitcom directing career with the Mary Tyler Moore Show , then went on to direct such comedy classics as Taxi, Cheers, Friends, more recent success Mike & Molly, fall 2013 newcomer The Millers, starring Margo Martindale, Beau Bridges and SNL alum Will Arnett, and many more series.

Webcasts On Demand: Watch An Evening with James Burrows 

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