Carsey, Marcy 1944-

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Carsey, Marcy 1944-


Original name, Marcia Lee Peterson; born November 21, 1944, in Weymouth, MA; daughter of John Edwin and Rebecca White (maiden name, Simonds) Peterson; married John Jay Carsey (a writer), April 12, 1969 (died April 5, 2002); children: Rebecca, John; stepchildren: Heidi, Riley, Kyre. Education: University of New Hampshire, B.A. (cum laude), 1966.


Office—Carsey-Werner Distribution, 12001 Ventura Pl., 6th Floor, Studio City, CA 91604.


Producer. Tomorrow Entertainment, Los Angeles, executive story editor, 1971-74; ABC-TV, Los Angeles, senior vice president for prime-time series, 1978-81; Carsey Co., Los Angeles, founder, 1981; Carsey-Werner Distribution (and predecessor companies), Studio City, CA, co-owner and partner (with Tom Werner), 1982-. University of Southern California, member of television executive advisory council for School of Cinema and Television. Previously worked as a tour guide at Rockefeller Center and in the programming department of an advertising agency in New York City; also acted in commercials.

Awards, Honors:

Emmy Award, 1985, and Emmy Award nominations, 1986 and 1987, all outstanding comedy series (with others), for The Cosby Show; Im- age Award, best episode in a comedy series or special, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1989, for "No Means No," A Different World; Crystal Award, Women in Film, 1990; nomination for Wise Owl Award (with others), television and theatrical film fiction, Retirement Research Foundation, 1993, for "Ladies' Choice," Roseanne; Golden Globe Award (with others), best television musical or comedy series, 1995, for Cybill; inducted into Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame and Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame, both 1996; Emmy Award nominations (with others), outstanding comedy series, 1997 and 1998, both for 3rd Rock from the Sun; The Cosby Show chosen for Hall of Fame for Television Programs, Golden Laurel Awards, Producers Guild of America, 2000; Lucy Award, Women in Film, 2000; David Susskind Lifetime Achievement Award, Producers Guild of America, 2002.


Television Co-Executive Producer; Series:

Oh Madeline, ABC, 1983-84.

A Different World, NBC, 1987-93.

Chicken Soup (also known as From This Moment On), ABC, 1989-90.

Grand (also known as Grosse Pointe), NBC, 1990.

Davis Rules (also known as The Principal and Spiral Bound), ABC, 1991, CBS, 1991-92.

Frannie's Turn (also known as Frannie and The Little Woman), CBS, 1992.

You Bet Your Life, syndicated, 1992-93.

Grace Under Fire, ABC, 1993-98.

Men Behaving Badly, NBC, 1996-98.

Television Executive Producer; Series:

The Cosby Show, NBC, 1985-91.

Roseanne, ABC, 1988-97.

Cybill, CBS, 1995-98.

Townies, ABC, 1996-97.

Cosby, CBS, 1996-2000.

3rd Rock from the Sun (also known as Life as We Know It and 3rd Rock), NBC, 1997-2001.

Damon, Fox, 1998.

That '70s Show, Fox, 1998-2006.

God, the Devil, and Bob (animated), NBC, 2000.

Normal, Ohio, Fox, 2000.

Dot Comedy, ABC, 2000.

Grounded for Life, Fox, 2000-2005.

You Don't Know Jack, ABC, 2001.

The Downer Channel, NBC, 2001.

That '80s Show, Fox, 2002.

Whoopi, NBC, 2003-2004.

The Tracy Morgan Show, NBC, 2003-2004.

(And creator) Game Over, UPN, 2004.

The Scholar, ABC, 2005.

Television Producer; Series:

She TV, Lifetime, 1994.

Television Executive Producer; Pilots:

Callahan, ABC, 1982.

I Do, I Don't, ABC, 1983.

Are We There Yet?, The WB, 2003.

These Guys, ABC, 2003.

Blue Aloha, Fox, 2004.

Peep Show, Fox, 2005.

Television Producer; Pilots:

The Mayor of Oyster Bay, ABC, 2002.

Television Executive Producer; Specials:

A Carol Burnett SpecialCarol, Carl, Whoopi, and Robin, ABC, 1987.

Brett Butler: The Child Ain't Right, 1993.

The Cosby Show: A Look Back, NBC, 2002.

Until the Violence Stops, Lifetime, 2004.

Television Executive Producer; Movies:

Single Bars, Single Women, ABC, 1984.

Television Executive Producer; Episodic:

"Oh, Brother," Good Girls Don't … (also known as My Roommate Is a Big Fat Slut), Oxygen Network, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The 4th Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame, Fox, 1987.

An American Family and Television: A National Town Hall Meeting, 1997.

Brett Butler: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1999.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

TV Land Moguls, TV Land, 2004.

Film Work:

Executive producer, Let's Go to Prison, Universal, 2006.



Broadcasting & Cable, December 20, 1999, p. 49; January 19, 2004, p. 8A.

New York Times, November 25, 1990.

Time, September 23, 1996, p. 68.