Bruce Helford

Bruce Helford (born January 28, 1952) is an American television writer and producer.[1]

Bruce Helford
BornBruce Lewis Helford
(1952-01-28) January 28, 1952 (age 68)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
OccupationWriter, television producer
Years active1986–present


Helford was the co-creator of The Drew Carey Show. He served as executive producer of the series for its entire run, from 1995 to 2004. Helford also served as executive producer and writer for Roseanne during season five of the series (1992–1993). He also created or co-created the series The Norm Show, Wanda at Large, Freddie, George Lopez,[2] Nikki, and Bless This House.[3]

In 1995, Helford launched Mohawk Productions to produce shows created or executive produced by him. Mohawk is affiliated with Warner Bros. Television. Anger Management starring Charlie Sheen premiered in 2012 on cable channel FX.[4] In 2016, Helford co-created the CBS sitcom Kevin Can Wait and served as the series' showrunner for the first thirteen episodes before leaving the show that November due to creative differences.[5] Most recently, he was showrunner and one of several executive producers of the revived tenth season of Roseanne and co-creator and executive producer of the spin-off series The Conners.



Year Title Contribution Notes
1985–1989 Family Ties Writer Writer of 5 episodes
1987–1988 The Bronx Zoo Writer/Producer
1991 Anything But Love Writer
1992 Civil Wars Creator
Roseanne Writer/Producer Executive Producer of 34 episodes
Writer of 1 episode
1993 Someone Like Me Creator
1995–1996 Bless This House Creator Creator/Executive Producer of 16 episodes
Writer of 2 episodes
1995–2004 The Drew Carey Show Writer/Creator/Producer Creator/Executive Producer of 236 episodes
Writer of 6 episodes
1999–2001 Norm Writer/Creator
2000–2002 Nikki Writer/Creator/Producer Creator/Executive Producer of 41 episodes
Writer of 1 episode
2002–2007 George Lopez Writer/Creator/Producer Creator/Executive Producer of 120 episodes
Writer of 3 episodes
2003 Wanda at Large Creator/Producer
2005–2006 Freddie Writer/Creator/Producer
2012–2014 Anger Management Writer/Creator/Producer Creator/Executive Producer of 100 episodes
Writer of 4 episodes
Story/Teleplay of 1 episode
2016–2018 Kevin Can Wait Writer/Creator/Producer Creator/Executive Producer of 48 episodes
2018–present The Conners Writer/Creator/Producer Creator/Executive Producer of 11 episodes
Writer of 2 episodes


  1. ^ New York Times
  2. ^ New York Times
  3. ^ New York Times
  4. ^ "Bruce Helford". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-12-26.
  5. ^ Roots, Kimberly (November 2, 2016). "Kevin Can Wait Shake-Up: Co-Creator Departs Amid Creative Differences". Retrieved December 2, 2017.

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