William Milton Asher (August 8, 1921 – July 16, 2012) was an American television and film producer, film director, and screenwriter.
He was one of the most prolific early television directors, producing or directing over two dozen series.With television in its infancy, Asher introduced the sitcom Our Miss Brooks, which was adapted from a radio show.
He began directing I Love Lucy by 1952.
In 1964, he produced and directed Bewitched, which starred his then-wife Elizabeth Montgomery.
As a result of his early success, Asher was considered an "early wunderkind of TV-land," and was hyperbolically credited in one magazine article with "inventing" the sitcom.Asher was nominated for an Emmy Award four times, winning once for directing Bewitched in 1966.
He was also nominated for the DGA Award in 1951 for I Love Lucy.