Carsey, Marcy 1944-
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.
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 Special … Carol, 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.
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.