Former NBC Chairman and Hit-Making Producer Grant Tinker Dead at 90 | NBC 6 South Florida

Former NBC Chairman and Hit-Making Producer Grant Tinker Dead at 90

Tinker died Monday at his home in Los Angeles, according to his son, Mark Tinker.

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    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 14: Producer Grant Tinker speaks at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Beverly Hills Hotel on December 14, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

    Grant Tinker, who brought "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and other hits to the screen as a producer and a network boss, has died.

    Tinker died Monday at his home in Los Angeles, according to his son, Mark Tinker. He was 90.

    Though he spent years at NBC, Tinker is best known for his work at MTM Enterprises. He founded the company in 1970 with then-wife Mary Tyler Moore. In addition to Moore's own groundbreaking situation comedy, MTM scored with series' including "Rhoda," ''The Bob Newhart Show" and "Hill Street Blues."

    Tinker became NBC chairman in 1981 and led the network out of the cellar with hits such as "The Cosby Show" and "Cheers."