The Story Behind
Insiders give a first-hand account of the real story behind some of Hollywood's best groundbreaking shows!
S01:E01 - Everybody Loves Raymond
How did a struggling stand-up comic create one of the biggest sitcoms of the ‘90s? Ray Romano and Executive Producer and Co-Creator, Phil Rosenthal explain it all, while cast members including Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett and Doris Roberts share stories straight from the set. Personal videos and writer’s room photos help bring everything into focus in the Story Behind: Everybody Loves Raymond!
S01:E02 - Home Improvement
An exclusive interview with series star Tim Allen takes fans back to the comedy’s hugely successful eight-season run, while the writers and directors weigh in on what made the show a TV powerhouse. In addition, cast and crew explain why the show almost didn’t make air and reveal what they really thought about Jonathon Taylor Thomas’ emotional early departure.
S01:E03 - Full House
Before it created the Olsen Twins industry, before it gave us Jodie Sweetin’s first “How rude!,” this ‘80s sitcom went through one very important change—and now you can hear about it directly from John Posey, the actor originally cast as family patriarch Danny Tanner. Star Dave Coulier and creator Jeff Franklin serve up even more dish about the series’ improbable origins, along with highs and lows from its nearly decade-long run. Cut. It. Out!
S01:E05 - Will and Grace
With its wit, heart and inspired casting, Will & Grace developed a broad and well-deserved fan base, netting Emmys for its four biggest stars and transcending the perception that it was just a “gay show.” In The Story Behind, Megan Mullally discusses the evolution of Karen, and fellow cast members Shelley Morrison (Rosario) and Leslie Jordan (Beverley Leslie) share personal stories from the set. Former NBC exec Warren Littlefield and director James Burrows also weigh in on the creation and success of the show.