6:55 AM EST, November 12, 2012
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Henry Colman, a television producer and executive best known for his work on "The Love Boat" has died.
Colman got his start in the early days of commercial television as a production coordinator on the musical show "Easy Does It."
As a TV executive, he oversaw the pilot of "The Many Lives of Dobie Gillis" and worked on the series "Green Acres" and "Hawaii Five-O."
In the 1970s, he helped develop "The Love Boat," and also produced the 1980s series "Hotel."
Colman was an interviewer for the Archive of American Television, and sat down with such Hollywood legends as Aaron Spelling, James Arness, and George Carlin.
A statement released on Sunday by the Archive of American Television says Colman died Wednesday at age 89.