Join our live Emmy chat with Christopher Lloyd (‘Modern Family’ co-creator) this Friday

Producer Christopher Lloyd is on the verge of Emmy history… again. He is the co-creator of “Modern Family,” a show with a strong chance to win its fifth straight time as Best Comedy Series and tie the all-time record set by “Frasier.” We will ask Lloyd about the upcoming Emmys when he joins us for a live chat this Friday, August 8, at 12:45 p.m. PT; 3:45 p.m. ET on Gold Derby’s home page.

It will not be easy to continue this streak. The competition for Best Comedy Series this time includes returning shows “The Big Bang Theory,” “Louie,” and “Veep” along with newcomers “Orange is the New Black” and “Silicon Valley.”

One of the most interesting things about that possibility is that Lloyd was also one of the executive producers for NBC’s “Frasier” all five years (1994-1998) when it was Emmy champ in the same category. That means another victory by “Modern Family” helps him tie his own record. It also helps him to extend his domination of another Emmy record: the most wins by any producer for the drama and comedy series categories. Lloyd is already the record-holder with nine and could add a 10th on August 25.

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The other men behind Lloyd with producing Emmys in these categories:

“L.A. Law” (1989, 1990, 1991)
“Picket Fences” (1993, 1994)
“The Practice” (1998, 1999)
“Ally McBeal” (1999)

“Hill Street Blues” (1981, 1982, 1983, 1984)
“L.A. Law” (1987, 1989)
“NYPD Blue” (1995)

“Taxi” (1979, 1980, 1981)
“Cheers” (1983, 1984, 1989, 1991)

“The Mary Tyler Moore Show” (1975, 1976, 1977)
“Taxi” (1979, 1989, 1981)

“Cheers” (1989)
“Frasier” (1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998)

“Make Room For Daddy” (1955)
“The Dick Van Dyke Show” (1963, 1964, 1965, 1966)
“My World and Welcome To It” (1970)

“The Sopranos” (2004, 2007)
“Mad Men” (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)

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In addition to his nine producing Emmys, Lloyd also prevailed as a writer for “Frasier” in 1996 and “Modern Family” in 2010. It was no surprise considering his father David Lloyd was one of the most prolific and finest comedy writers in television history. He won Emmys for penning the famous “Chuckles Bites the Dust” (1976) and series finale (1977) for “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” His other writing credits included “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,” “The Bob Newhart Show,” “Phyllis,” “Rhoda,” “Lou Grant,” “Taxi,” “Cheers,” “Wings,” and “Frasier.”

Watch our recent chats with Ty Burrell and Gail Mancuso (“Modern Family”)

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