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  Bad Teacher 2 (producer) (announced)
 2021 Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
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 2019-2020 Bless This Mess (TV Series) (executive producer - 11 episodes)
- Tornado Season: Part Two (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Tornado Season: Part One (2020) ... (executive producer)
- After-Prom (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Phase Two (2019) ... (executive producer)
- 459 (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2015-2020 Fresh Off the Boat (TV Series) (executive producer - 116 episodes)
- Family Van (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Commencement (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Mommy and Me (2020) ... (executive producer)
- The Magic Motor Inn (2020) ... (executive producer)
- A Seat at the Table (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2019 Heart of Life (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2019 Jumanji: The Next Level (producer)
 2016-2019 Speechless (TV Series) (executive producer - 62 episodes)
- U-N-R-- UNREALISTIC (2019) ... (executive producer)
- THE S-T-A-- STAIRCASE (2019) ... (executive producer)
- ON THE R-O-- ROAD A-G-- AGAIN (2019) ... (executive producer)
- P-R-O-M-P--PROMPOSAL (2019) ... (executive producer)
- S-E-- SEOUL B-R-- BROTHERS (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2011-2018 New Girl (TV Series) (executive producer - 146 episodes)
- The Curse of the Pirate Bride (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Engram Pattersky (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Mario (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Godparents (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Where the Road Goes (2018) ... (executive producer)
 2017 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (executive producer)
 2017 Jalen Vs. Everybody (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2016 Speechless Television (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2015-2016 The Grinder (TV Series) (executive producer - 22 episodes)
- Full Circle (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Divergence (2016) ... (executive producer)
- For the People (2016) ... (executive producer)
- A System on Trial (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Genesis (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2015 Weird Loners (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- We're Here. We're Weird. Get Used to Us. (2015) ... (executive producer)
- The Weirdfather (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Weird Knight (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Weirded Out (2015) ... (executive producer)
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 2014 Sex Tape (executive producer)
 2012-2013 Ben and Kate (TV Series) (executive producer - 12 episodes)
- Bake Off (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Girl Problems (2013) ... (executive producer)
- B-Squad (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Guitar Face (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Reunion (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2011 Friends with Kids (producer)
 2011 Bad Teacher (executive producer)
 2008 Shades of Ray (executive producer)
 2007 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (producer)
 2006 The TV Set (producer)
 2002 Zero Effect (TV Movie) (co-executive producer)
 1999-2000 Freaks and Geeks (TV Series) (consulting producer - 15 episodes)
- Noshing and Moshing (2000) ... (consulting producer)
- Dead Dogs and Gym Teachers (2000) ... (consulting producer)
- The Little Things (2000) ... (consulting producer)
- Smooching and Mooching (2000) ... (consulting producer)
- Discos and Dragons (2000) ... (consulting producer)
 1998 Zero Effect (producer)
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My first pilot gig; in fact my first job in television; was Freaks and Geeks (1999), and the experience of directing that pilot was probably the single most formative of my directing life. The lessons I learned from those people (Judd Apatow, Paul Feig, the incredible cast) and the approach to comedy that we derived together to make that 48-minute "mini-movie" have, in one way or another, infused... See more »

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