Tim Minear

Timothy P. Minear (/mˈnr/; born October 29, 1963) is an American screenwriter and director. He has been nominated for four Emmy Awards (2013, 2014, 2015, 2017) for his role as an executive producer on American Horror Story and Feud.[1]

Tim Minear
Tim Minear in 2012
Tim Minear in 2012
Born (1963-10-29) October 29, 1963 (age 56)
NationalityUnited States
OccupationScreenwriter, television director/producer
Known forAmerican Horror Story, Firefly, Angel, Lois and Clark

Life and careerEdit

Minear was born in New York City, grew up in Whittier, California, and studied film at California State University, Long Beach.

Minear was an assistant director on the film Platoon, and wrote episodes for several television series including The X-Files, Zorro, and Lois and Clark. He later wrote, executive-produced, and directed episodes of Strange World, Angel, Firefly, Wonderfalls, and The Inside (which he also created, with Howard Gordon).

Minear had another series, Drive, airing on Fox in April 2007, however it was cancelled by the network after only four episodes.[2] Drive was set to return with two additional episodes on July 4, 2007, but these were rescheduled to July 13 and then cancelled.[3] This continued his tradition of short-lived work on Fox.

Minear often works with Joss Whedon, and his work is typically characterized by a sharp, black humour and an ability to portray characters who are sympathetic and understandable, but morally ambiguous. Minear wrote the key episodes of Angel Season Two.[citation needed]

In 2004, Minear stated that he was hired to write a screenplay of The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress.[4][5]

In 2007, he received a pilot commitment from ABC for Miracle Man, a drama series for which the company engaged in a bidding war with Fox Broadcasting Company. The series was being produced by 20th Century Fox Television,[6] with which Minear had signed in an overall deal.[7]


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Tim Minear: Awards & Nominations". Television Academy. Retrieved 2014-10-29.
  2. ^ Schneider, Michael (2007-04-25). "'Drive' runs out of gas". Variety. Retrieved 2007-04-26.
  3. ^ "Drive: FOX Hijacks Last Two Episodes". TV Series Finale. 2007-07-06. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-10-24.
  4. ^ "Minear To Adapt Moon". Sci Fi Wire. 2004-01-20.
  5. ^ Tim Minear. The Glenn and Helen Show (February 25, 2006) Archived February 12, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Instapundit.com Occurs at 00:35:23.
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2007-08-28). "It's a 'Miracle' for Minear, Holland, ABC". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 2007-09-14.
  7. ^ "TV Summer School: How to Have an Overall Deal" (blog entry). Watch with Kristin. E! Online. 2007-08-20.

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