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"To detail the exuberant 1990s’ events in the Peacock Network’s ascendancy (with such shows as Frasier, Friends, Seinfeld, Will & Grace, and ER) Littlefield and novelist Pearson interviewed more than 50 actors, writers, producers, agents and executives...Littlefield unleashed a ‘financial geyser’ at NBC, and these revelatory glimpses of those glory days make this one of the more entertaining books published about the television industry.”
"Littlefield's compulsively readable saga, Top of the Rock, is a great tale of folly."
--Dick Donahue for PW
"A fascinating oral history of shows like Seinfeld that defined an era."
--New York Daily News
“A chronicle of the last golden age of network television, [Top of the Rock] is the literary equivalent of a former NBC Thursday night lineup…Littlefield is the ultimate Must See insider. The mini-histories are a blast…full of fresh detail.”
--The Hollywood Reporter
"The former president of entertainment at NBC chronicles his tenure with the peacock with a little help from his friends, including Jerry Seinfeld, Kelsey Grammar, Sean Hayes, and a few assorted suits who helped him schedule and nuture some of the most memorable shows on the tube, including Cheers, Friends, and Seinfeld. And as entertained as audiences were by those programs, the real show was happening behind the scenes, where larger-than-life egos clashed over details large and small. Readers interested in the history of the network or simply wanting to hear the dish, as well as others interested in breaking into the TV biz, will find much to enjoy in this charming reliving of Littlefield's glory days."
"With entertaning insider's perspective, Littlefield transports readers back to a seemingly magical time when half the country would watch the same show."
I found myself skimming through much of it, as there was very little "meat" to this book.
With Top of the Rock, former NBC executive Littlefield has created a fantastic look back at his former network's astounding success of the 1980s and 1990s.
One thing I did like as I read the book was the appreciation for talent that many of these people had, which seems to be missing often in TV today.
I particularly liked the format of having comments from multiple people speaking from their perspective. Will network TV ever be the same again?Published 6 days ago by Brian T. Edmondson
Such a fun read for a Must See TV fan! Brings back great television memories and even things you've forgotten.Published 1 month ago by acc
I was looking forward to reading this for some time, especially after devouring the excellent Saturday Night Live book that is written in the same style. Read morePublished 1 month ago by BraMaster
I bought this book used and I found a dollar in the book someone was using as a book mark!!! the book itself is hard to follow and not as interesting as I thought it would be.Published 3 months ago by Steven Clarkq
There is so much fun information and stories about Warren, NBC, Friends, ER, Seinfeld, Will & Grace, etc. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Wayne Mahon
I thought I would enjoy this look behind the scenes of shows I used to follow but the commentary about each show is too chopped up and comes from several people. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Brad Q Hanson
Brilliant. If you love TV, you should read this. Littlefield proves that patience with talent is the key to mainstream success. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Adam Bath
NBCs Thursday night lineup is legendary. The book tells the story of that legend. First person accounts of the miraculous start of many classic shows, from Cosby to Cheers to ER. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Marlowe
Brought back good memories of televisions best years also made me see how bad tv is now! A great readPublished 8 months ago by Andrew