Veteran Sitcom Showrunner Dead in Apparent Suicide Deadline

A veteran sitcom showrunner who co-created the CBS sitcom "Yes, Dear" died Friday in an apparent suicide, reports Alan Kirschenbaum was 51.

Kirschenbaum also co-created the upcoming midseason CBS comedy show "Friend Me," although he recently left the show for unknown reasons, the story notes. "Friend Me," co-created with Ajay Sahgal, received a series pickup in May.

Kirschenbaum previously co-created the CBS comedy "Yes, Dear" and also worked on "My Name Is Earl" and "Raising Hope." He was the son of comedian Freddy Roman.

He previously worked as a writer on “Dear John,” “Coach” and other shows, and created Fox’s “Down the Shore.”

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