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Mitchell "Mitch" Hurwitz (born May 29, 1963) is the creator of Arrested Development. He served as Executive Producer and wrote 20 episodes. He also co-directed every episode of Season Four with Troy Miller.

BiographyEdit

Mitchell Hurwitz
Mitch Hurwitz talks about the progression of Arrested Development for Netflix (2012 NAB Show)01:35

Mitch Hurwitz talks about the progression of Arrested Development for Netflix (2012 NAB Show)

Mitch Hurwitz discusses the Netflix model00:42

Mitch Hurwitz discusses the Netflix model

Mitch Hurwitz Speaks at the NAB Show Content Theater about bringing content to Netflix07:07

Mitch Hurwitz Speaks at the NAB Show Content Theater about bringing content to Netflix

ADNP Hurwitz Sarandos

Hurwitz and Ted Sarandos at the AD Netflix Premiere

Mitchell was born in 1963 in Anaheim, California. He graduated from Estancia High School in Costa Mesa, CA, and from Georgetown University in 1985 with a double major in English and Theology.

In the late '80s Hurwitz moved in Hollywood and began working as a writer and producer in sitcoms. Among other shows, he wrote 9 episodes and produced 24 episodes of The Golden Girls, worked as executive producer and writer on both The John Larroquette Show and The Ellen Show and worked as consulting producer of Less Than Perfect. In 2002 Mitch was asked by Ron Howard to develop a sitcom about a disfunctional family and Arrested Development was the result.

Since the series' cancelation Mitch went on to write and produce Sit Down, Shut Up, Running Wilde, as well as producing a handful of other shows. He was involved in the series resurrection of Arrested and was a executive producer and writer of Season Four. He is currently in the process of preparing an Arrested Development fifth season or a movie. He is also working with Netflix on potential other series, and has signed a multi-year exclusivity deal resulting in the comedy series Lady Dynamite.[1]

Mitchell was married to Mary Jo Keenan in 1999 and the two have two daughters.

TriviaEdit

  • Mitchell started a chocolate-chip cookie business with his older brother called "The Chipyard".

AwardsEdit

For Arrested DevelopmentEdit

  • 2004
    • Won "Outstanding Comedy Series" Emmy
    • Won "Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series" Emmy
    • Won TV Guide Channel's Future Classic Award
  • 2005
    • Won "Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series" Emmy
    • Nominated for "Outstanding Comedy Series" Emmy
    • Won Writers Guild of America Award
    • Won Golden Nymph award at Monte-Carlo TV Festival
  • 2006
    • Nominated for "Television Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Comedy" at the PGA Awards
    • Nominated for "Best Comedy Series" at the WGA awards
    • Nominated for "Outstanding Comedy Series" Emmy
    • Nominated for "Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series" Emmy
  • 2007
    • Nominated for "Television Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Comedy" at the PGA Awards
    • Nominated for "Best Comedy Series" at the WGA awards

Episodes WrittenEdit

Episodes Directed Edit

ImagesEdit

Mitch Hurwitz Edit

→ See 41 pictures of Mitch Hurwitz at Images of Mitch Hurwitz.


Mitch Hurwitz and Mary Jo KeenenEdit

The Boston ChipyardEdit

VideosEdit

Interviews Edit

Mitch Hurwitz, Steve Levitan, Christopher Lloyd on the Challenges of Keeping Their Sitcoms "True"03:52

Mitch Hurwitz, Steve Levitan, Christopher Lloyd on the Challenges of Keeping Their Sitcoms "True"

See alsoEdit

  1. 4/22/14 — Deadline.com — Mitch Hurwitz Inks Multi-Year Deal With Netflix For New Series

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