Best writers/showrunners in television

No particular order.. but they so damn good
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Chris Carter
Writer, The X-Files
Born and raised in Bellflower, California, Chris Carter graduated from the California State University at Long Beach with a degree in journalism. Formerly a freelance journalist and editor of "Surfing" magazine, Carter began his career as a screenwriter in 1985 at The Walt Disney Studios. In 1992 Carter began developing projects for Twentieth Century Fox Television...
“ The creator of "The X-Files", "Millennium", "The Lone Gunmen" and "The After". ” - air-man77
Joss Whedon
Writer, The Avengers
Joss Whedon is the middle of five brothers - his younger brothers are Jed Whedon and Zack Whedon. Both his father, Tom Whedon and his grandfather, John Whedon were successful television writers. Joss' mother, Lee Stearns, was a history teacher and she also wrote novels as Lee Whedon...
“ The creator of "Buffy the vampire slayer", "Angel", "Firefly", "Dollhouse" and "Agents of Shield". ” - air-man77
“ The creator of "The Shield", "The Chicago Code", "Last Resort" and "Timeless". Showrunner of "Terriers", "Mad Dogs" and "S.W.A.T". ” - air-man77
“ The creator of "Veronica Mars" and "iZombie". ” - air-man77
“ The creator of "Alias", "Lost" and "Fringe". ” - air-man77
“ The creator of "House M.D", "Battle Creek" and "Sneaky Pete". ” - air-man77
“ The creator of "Lost" and "The Leftovers". ” - air-man77
“ The creator of "Supernatural", "Revolution" and "Timeless". ” - air-man77
Shaun Cassidy
Producer, Invasion
Shaun Cassidy has written and/or produced a number of critically acclaimed television series over the last two decades including "American Gothic" (produced with Sam Raimi), "Roar" (starring a then unknown Heath Ledger), "Cold Case," "Cover Me," "The Agency," and "Invasion." Shaun recently wrote and...
“ The creator of "American Gothic" and "Invasion". Co-showrunner of "Emerald City". ” - air-man77
“ The creator of "Breaking Bad", "Battle Creek" and "Better Call Saul". ” - air-man77
Kurt Sutter
Raised in the shadow of Rahway prison, Sutter spent most of his New Jersey childhood indoors, away from people, three feet from a TV screen. That's where he learned the essentials of storytelling and the comic significance of anvils. After graduating from Rutgers University with a BA in Film, Kurt spent several years as an actor in NYC...
“ The creator of "Sons of Anarchy" and "The Bastard Executioner". ” - air-man77
“ The creator of "Community" and "Rick and Morty". ” - air-man77
Graham Yost
Writer, Speed
“ The creator of "Boomtown" and "Justified". The showrunner of "Sneaky Pete". ” - air-man77
Frank Darabont
Three-time Oscar nominee Frank Darabont was born in a refugee camp in 1959 in Montbeliard, France, the son of Hungarian parents who had fled Budapest during the failed 1956 Hungarian revolution. Brought to America as an infant, he settled with his family in Los Angeles and attended Hollywood High School...
“ The creator of "The Walking Dead" and "Mob City". ” - air-man77
“ The creator of "Breaking In", "The Goldbergs" and "Imaginary Mary". ” - air-man77
Jonathan Nolan
Attended Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois, graduating in 1994. Graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. in 1999. Majored in English. Shortly after graduating from Georgetown University, Jonathan Nolan served as a production assistant on Memento. Wrote the short story, "Memento Mori", on which the film Memento is based...
“ The creator of "Person of Interest" and "Westworld". ” - air-man77
“ Creator of "Awake" and "Mind Games". ” - air-man77
Kevin Williamson
Writer, Scream 2
Grew up in the New Bern, NC area. There is an actual Dawsons Creek in Oriental, NC where Williamson grew up.
“ Creator of "The Vampire Diaries", "The Following", "Stalker" and "Time After Time". ” - air-man77
“ The creator of "Farscape" and "Cult". ” - air-man77
Carlton Cuse
Writer, San Andreas
Born in Mexico City, Carlton Cuse grew up in Boston and Orange County, California. He attended Harvard University, graduating with a degree in American History. He started his career in feature films working first as a development executive then formed a partnership with feature writer, Jeffrey Boam...
“ Co-Creator of "Bates Motel", "The Returned" and "Colony". Also showrunner of "The Strain". ” - air-man77
Bryan Fuller
Writer, Hannibal
Self professed Star Trek geek who watched and loved the Trek series "Deep Space Nine" and set out to write for them. At the time, Star Trek had an open script submission policy and Fuller contributed a spec, leading to a pitching opportunity. When he had sold a couple of stories to Deep Space Nine, Fuller was hired to be a full staff writer for sister Trek series "Voyager" in its fourth season...
“ The creator of "Dead Like Me", "Hannibal" and "American Gods". ” - air-man77
J.H. Wyman
Producer, Fringe
“ The creator of "Almost Human". Co-Showrunner of "Fringe". ” - air-man77
“ The creator of "Enlisted". ” - air-man77
Jason Rothenberg
Writer, The 100
Jason Rothenberg spent his early years in Hollywood being an assistant, but has now broken into the business as a screenwriter with selling a pair of screenplays to New Line, which in turn bought an additional pitch he's co-written. First is the Sci-fi thriller "The Fix" and then the drama "The Fall", and then the "Untitled Thriller Pitch" which he has co-written.
“ The creator of "The 100". ” - air-man77
Noah Hawley
Writer, Fargo
Noah Hawley is an author, screenwriter, and producer. He has published four novels: A Conspiracy of Tall Men, Other People's Weddings, The Punch and The Good Father. He penned the script for the 2006 feature film Lies and Alibis and in television, Hawley created, executive produced, and served as showrunner for ABC's My Generation and The Unusuals...
“ The creator of "Fargo" and "Legion". ” - air-man77
John Logan
John Logan was a playwright in Chicago for ten years before writing, on spec, his first screenplay, "Any Given Sunday." He won the 2010 Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle awards for his play RED, which premiered at the Donmar Warehouse in London and the Golden Theatre on Broadway.
“ The creator of "Penny Dreadful". ” - air-man77
“ The creator of "Power". ” - air-man77
“ The creator of "Mr. Robot". ” - air-man77