GLENN GORDON CARON
Glenn Gordon Caron is an American Writer, Director, and Producer, best known for the television series Moonlighting in the 1980s and Medium in the 2000s.
Grace and Shawna interview Glenn about his experiences in creating this Emmy Award-winning TV Series.
They discuss the behind-the-scenes fast-paced environment due to Cybill and Bruce being in the majority of the scenes. They also chat about the cast and crew, the late scripts, the guest stars, the fast dialogue, the cinematography, the various directors, and dealing with the network to ensure his vision for the show came to fruition.
Glenn also talks about his many fond memories of the show, one, in particular, was asking Orson Welles to do an introduction to the episode “The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice”.
Caron subsequently co-produced the first 12 episodes of Remington Steele (NBC, 1982-’87) before leaving to form his own company, Picturemaker Productions.
Glenn was invited by ABC to write a pilot for the network. The first two pilots did not receive a series order, but Caron’s third attempt was his award-winning script for Moonlighting. Caron created Moonlighting (ABC, 1985-’89), a worldwide hit that revitalized the career of Cybill Shepherd and launched the career of Bruce Willis
Between its third and fourth seasons, Caron directed his first feature film, Clean and Sober (1988), starring Michael Keaton. Caron then directed three more feature films — Wilder Napalm (1993) Love Affair (1994), and Picture Perfect (1997), starring Jennifer Aniston — before returning to television in 1999.
Caron wrote and produced episodes of the first and second seasons of the FX series Tyrant, and in the spring of 2017, he joined CBS’s Bull as a consulting producer.
Glenn Gordon Caron was the recipient of the 2007 Outstanding Television Writer Award at the Austin Film Festival. He was also nominated for four Prime Time Emmy Awards for his work on Moonlighting between 1986 and 1987.
Glenn won a Writers Guild of America Award for his 1985 pilot script for Moonlighting.
This interview is a great insight into the making of Moonlighting!
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Grace and Shawna interview the Executive Producer and one of the Directors of Moonlighting, JAY DANIEL.
Jay was also an Executive Producer on many other shows such as;
- Roseanne – 99 episodes ’90-’94
- Cybill – 29 episodes ’95-’96
- The Naked Truth ’97
Jay talks about how he started in the business, the clocks on the eastern building, Bruce and Cybill’s relationship, working on the Cybill show, working on Roseanne, and Glenn’s process to get the script the way he wanted it to be.
He also discusses Gerry Finnerman who was the Director of Photography, and Robert Turturice the costume designer for Cybill on Moonlighting.
We enjoyed hearing about the creation of the Atomic Shakespeare episode and how some of the Moonlighting locations were chosen. We talked about the memorable episode “T’was the episode before Christmas”, and you should hear his reaction to how many door slams there are so far!
AND SO MUCH MORE!!
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Scott Ryan is the Managing Editor of The Blue Rose Magazine and the author of many books such as;
- Thirty Something
- The Last Days of Letterman
- Twin Peaks
- Fire walk with me; Your Laura Disappeared, and of course the book that we are all so happy that he wrote,
- Moonlighting, An Oral History!
Scott talks about his many memories of Moonlighting and how he aspired to be David Addison. A long-time Moonlighting fan he decided to go on an adventure and contact the major players of this Emmy-award-winning show from the 80s and put together an oral history taboot!
Thank you Scott for such an enjoyable and insightful interview. Click below to listen!
Moonlighting – An Oral History
Diana was the Media Director of the fan site Moonlighting in the 21st Century where she interviewed the cast and crew of Moonlighting. The fan site, which caught the attention of Lions Gate, facilitated the release of the series on DVD in 2005. Diana was also featured in the bonus feature, “The Moonlighting Phenomenon” in the Season 1 & 2 releases.
She is also known for producing features such as;
- Shattered Hopes: The True Story o the Amityville Murders (2014)
- By The Grace of God (2018)
- Girl, Chill (2021)
- Desperate Measures (2022)
Diana had some great stories to tell as she had many interviews with some of the major players on Moonlighting.
She also talks about the day she met Bruce Willis!
All about the 80s TV Show Moonlighting