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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."
WARREN LITTLEFIELD is the former NBC president of entertainment. Previous to that, he was the NBC comedy executive who developed such hit shows as The Cosby Show and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He currently runs his own television production company.
T. R. PEARSON is the author of fourteen novels, including A Short History of a Small Place, and Warwolf. This is his fifth nonfiction book.
This a collection of a number of paragraphs from interviews by random people associated with the biggest American TV shows from the 90's sort of cut and paste into some sort of... Read morePublished 2 months ago by James N Simpson
This is a weirdly structured book, filled with talking heads and no real structure. Fortunately, the heads are those you'd like to hear from, making this a decent read that covers... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Timothy Hall
A great, great read from start to finish. A true, refreshingly candid gem for television and pop culture nerds of any stripe.Published 5 months ago by Brandon Henslee
This is an excellent book for those who are interested in the behind-the-scenes aspects that go into building a network lineup of good shows. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Robert W. Kates
If ever there was a book I was looking forward to, it was Warren Littlefield's account of his days as NBC President of Entertainment. Read morePublished 9 months ago by K. Harris
Very good chronicle of a specific time of a specific TV phenomena.Published 10 months ago by Marc R
If you love television, especially the quality shows that NBC called "must see", then you will find this book fascinating. The inside info. Was outstanding. Read morePublished 11 months ago by T. Varga
This is where Howard Stern should get all of the credit in the world because I had no clue who Warren Littlefield was until he made in appearance on the Howard Stern show. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Virgos Merlot
I particularly liked the format of having comments from multiple people speaking from their perspective. Will network TV ever be the same again?Published 12 months ago by Brian T. Edmondson