Favorite Writers/Directors: Television

The best writers/directors/producers working in television. Not in any order, just as my crazy ADD brain thinks of them... Also if I've made any errors, please feel free to (politely) let me know in the comment section.
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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...
“ Buffy, Angel, Firefly, etc. ” - gothceltgirl
 
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“ Prime Suspect & Above Suspicion, some of the best crime drama I have ever seen. I wonder has she ever thought of writing Sci Fi? ” - gothceltgirl
 
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“ For Lost Girl, simply astounding and keeps getting better! ” - gothceltgirl
 
5.
Russell T. Davies
Writer, Doctor Who
Russell T Davies was born in Swansea, Wales (UK) in 1963. After initially taking a BBC Television director's course in the 1980s, he briefly moved in front of the cameras to present a single episode of the BBC's version of the Australian young children's show "Play School" in 1987, before deciding that his abilities lay in production rather than presenting...
“ For writing almost all if not all of my favorite episodes of Doctor Who and for Queer as Folk, and creating Torchwood, ” - gothceltgirl
 
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“ For Being Human (UK) ” - gothceltgirl
 
7.
“ Utopia ” - gothceltgirl
 
8.
“ Sherlock & Coupling ” - gothceltgirl
 
9.
“ Mostly for this 3rd season of American Horror Story. Fantastic ” - gothceltgirl
 
10.
“ Same as above ” - gothceltgirl
 
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“ Mostly for Farscape and countless other contributions and writing of many of the greatest episodes of other TV shows. ” - gothceltgirl
 
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Sarah Fain
Producer, Dollhouse
 
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Tim Minear
Producer, Angel
Mr. Minear came to "The X Files" in 1998 after serving successfully as executive story editor on "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman." His episode credits on "Lois and Clark" include "Brutal Youth," "Twas the Night Before Mxymas," "Meet John Doe" and "I've Got You Under My Skin". Prior to...
 
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“ For Shameless UK. Out of this world! Also for Hit & Miss ” - gothceltgirl
 
21.
Denis Leary
Denis Leary was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts, the son of Nora (Sullivan) and John Leary, Irish immigrants who had grown up together. His mother was a maid and his father was an auto mechanic. After a childhood in the 1960s, Leary went to Emerson College in Boston, where he tried his hand at acting and writing...
“ Rescue Me, of course! ” - gothceltgirl
 
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“ For his half of the writing of most of the series Rescue Me ” - gothceltgirl
 
23.
René Echevarria
After graduating with a degree in History from Duke University in 1984, Rene Echevarria moved to New York City to pursue a career in theater. He joined the Circle Repertory Lab Company in 1985, where he assistant directed a production of Victor Muniz' play "Darts", and acted in a production of Gorky's "Lower Depths"...
“ The 4400 ” - gothceltgirl
 
24.
Scott Peters
Writer, V
“ Also for creating the wonderful show The 4400. There should be a pic, he's cute... ” - gothceltgirl
 
25.
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...
“ How could I have just remembered, The X Files, one of the best Sci Fi shows ever!!! ” - gothceltgirl
 
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Ronald D. Moore
Ron Moore was a member of the Kappa Alpha literary society during his time at Cornell University. He dropped out of college during his senior year, after which he moved to Los Angeles, California, with a friend in hopes of becoming a working writer. He was two weeks away from joining the United States Navy when Michael Piller...
“ Battlestar Gallactica ” - gothceltgirl
 
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Glen A. Larson
Born on January 3, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, Glen A. Larson was the man behind some of the world's best-known prime-time television series. His highly successful productions (successful both financially and popularly, less often critically) include Knight Rider, The Fall Guy, Magnum, P.I....
“ For originally creating BSG to begin with ” - gothceltgirl
 
28.
“ The one who started it all for me, as far as SF goes. For Star Trek ” - gothceltgirl
 
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“ Angel ” - gothceltgirl
 
30.
David Lynch
Born in 1946 in Missoula, Montana, David Lynch was raised in small-town America. After high school, he went to Boston to attend the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Shortly after that, he planned a three-year trip to Europe to work on his art, but didn't take to it and left after 15 days. In 1977...
“ For Twin Peaks ” - gothceltgirl
 
31.
Stephen King
Stephen Edwin King was born on September 21, 1947, at the Maine General Hospital in Portland. His parents were Nellie Ruth (Pillsbury), who worked as a caregiver at a mental institute, and Donald Edwin King, a merchant seaman. His father was born under the surname "Pollock", but used the last name "King"...
“ The Stand ” - gothceltgirl
 
32.
Neil Cross
Writer, Luther
“ Luther is also one of the best crime dramas around. What is it with British crime drama? ” - gothceltgirl
 
33.
“ True Blood. My absolute hands down favorite show. I can't believe it took me so long to think of it. Also Six Feet Under. Such an amazing show. There are very few non SF shows that are noteworthy for me, but this is one of them. ” - gothceltgirl
 
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“ writing so many wonderful eps of Buffy, etc. ” - gothceltgirl
 
35.
Tim Kring
Writer, Heroes
“ Heroes ” - gothceltgirl
 
36.
“ For Orange is the New Black ” - gothceltgirl
 
37.
Chris Chibnall
Writer, Broadchurch
Chris Chibnall gained a First Class Honours degree in Drama and English from St Mary's University College, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham where whilst a student he wrote 'Victims' a play about young homeless in London which was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe. Amongst the cast were 'Rebecca Craig' (the daughter of film designer and three-time Oscar winner,Stuart Craig)...
“ For many episodes of Torchwood ” - gothceltgirl