Jane Espenson

Biography: Jane Espenson, who considers herself to have the "best job in the world," is a prolific TV writer and producer. Best known for her witty dialogue and touching character interactions, Jane first gained notoriety for the episode "Band Candy" on the third season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and quickly became a staff writer, producer, and fan favorite of the long lived series.
A native of Ames, Iowa, Jane developed an early passion for TV. She attended college at UC Berkeley studying linguistics as an undergraduate and graduate student. While in graduate school, Jane got her foot in show business by submitting spec episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation. She became an ABC/Disney Writing Fellow in 1992 and began writing for several sitcoms, including Ellen.
In addition to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Jane has also written for Angel, Firefly, Gilmore Girls, and Tru Calling. She served as Co-Executive Producer and writer of The Inside, a short-lived crime drama that was
Jane Espenson, who considers herself to have the "best job in the world," is a prolific TV writer and producer. Best known for her witty dialogue and touching character interactions, Jane first gained notoriety for the episode "Band Candy" on the third season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and quickly became a staff writer, producer, and fan favorite of the long lived series.
A native of Ames, Iowa, Jane developed an early passion for TV. She attended college at UC Berkeley studying linguistics as an undergraduate and graduate student. While in graduate school, Jane got her foot in show business by submitting spec episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation. She became an ABC/Disney Writing Fellow in 1992 and began writing for several sitcoms, including Ellen.
In addition to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Jane has also written for Angel, Firefly, Gilmore Girls, and Tru Calling. She served as Co-Executive Producer and writer of The Inside, a short-lived crime drama that was developed by Tim Minear for 20th Century Fox Television.
On September 1, 2004, Jane, along with co-writer Drew Goddard, won a Hugo Award in the category of Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form for the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode, "Conversations with Dead People."
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Jane Espenson's Scores

  • TV
Average career score: 70
Highest Metascore: 94 Battlestar Galactica (2003): Season 3
Lowest Metascore: 57 Dollhouse: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
12 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Once Upon a Time: Season 5 Sep 27, 2015 Writer 6.8
tbd Once Upon a Time: Season 4 Sep 28, 2014 Writer 7.2
tbd Warehouse 13: Season 5 Apr 14, 2014 Creator 7.7
59 Once Upon a Time in Wonderland: Season 1 Oct 10, 2013 Writer / Creator 6.9
tbd Once Upon a Time: Season 3 Sep 29, 2013 Writer 8.0
tbd Once Upon a Time: Season 2 Sep 30, 2012 Writer 7.7
tbd Warehouse 13: Season 4 Jul 23, 2012 Creator 7.7
66 Once Upon a Time: Season 1 Oct 23, 2011 Writer 7.8
tbd Warehouse 13: Season 3 Jul 11, 2011 Creator 7.6
72 Warehouse 13: Season 2 Jul 6, 2010 Creator 7.8
71 Caprica: Season 1 Jan 22, 2010 Writer 7.3
62 Warehouse 13: Season 1 Jul 7, 2009 Creator 7.5
57 Dollhouse: Season 1 Feb 13, 2009 Writer 8.0
85 Battlestar Galactica (2003): Season 4 Apr 4, 2008 Writer / Executive Producer 8.8
73 Andy Barker, P.I.: Season 1 Mar 15, 2007 Writer 7.8
94 Battlestar Galactica (2003): Season 3 Oct 6, 2006 Writer 9.1
tbd The Batman: Season 4 Sep 23, 2006 Writer 6.6
tbd Jake in Progress: Season 2 Jan 9, 2006 Writer tbd
tbd The Inside: Season 1 Jun 8, 2005 Writer tbd
tbd Tru Calling: Season 2 Mar 31, 2005 Writer 7.7
tbd Battlestar Galactica (2003): Season 1 Jan 14, 2005 Writer / Executive Producer 9.3
tbd Gilmore Girls: Season 4 Sep 23, 2003 Writer 8.6
67 The O.C.: Season 1 Aug 5, 2003 Writer 6.7
tbd Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 7 Sep 24, 2002 Writer 4.7
63 Firefly: Season 1 Sep 20, 2002 Writer 8.3
tbd Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 6 Oct 2, 2001 Writer 4.9
tbd Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 5 Sep 26, 2000 Writer 5.5
tbd Angel: Season 2 Sep 26, 2000 Writer 9.0
tbd Strangers with Candy: Season 2 Jan 17, 2000 Writer tbd
tbd Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 4 Oct 5, 1999 Writer 7.3