16 July 2012 9:57 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

William Asher, who helmed and wrote pioneering TV series including I Love Lucy and Bewitched, died today in Florida at age 90. A Palm Springs Life feature dubbed him "the man who invented the sitcom" in 1999, eight years after his retirement. Take an awed scroll across his IMDb page — The Dukes of Hazzard! Gidget! A Twilight Zone episode! — and thank him next time you channel-surf right into some of his unforgettable work. »

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