James Burrows, director of the television series “Partners,” poses for a portrait on the set of the show at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif., on Sept. 19, 2012. Burrows, who has directed hit comedies including “Taxi”, “Friends,” “Cheers” and “Will & Grace” has written a new memoir called “Directed by James Burrows.” (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)