John McNamara

Biography: From the beginning of his career, John McNamara established himself as a writer and producer of quirky and edgy material. He started his career as an award-winning playwright, penning "Present Tense" in college, a play that is still performed today.

After writing numerous screenplays and TV movies, John got his first staff writing job on the critically acclaimed FOX sci-fi western "The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr." He then went on to write for "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman." Both he and the show found great success: "Lois & Clark" was a hit and John moved up the ladder becoming a supervising producer. Following three years on "Lois & Clark," John and writing partner David Greenwalt created the much-analyzed FOX drama "Profit." The twisted saga revolved around the ultimate anti-hero, Jim Profit (Adrian Pasdar), a devious executive who would stop at nothing to get to the top. Although it was cancelled in its first season, the show developed a cult
From the beginning of his career, John McNamara established himself as a writer and producer of quirky and edgy material. He started his career as an award-winning playwright, penning "Present Tense" in college, a play that is still performed today.

After writing numerous screenplays and TV movies, John got his first staff writing job on the critically acclaimed FOX sci-fi western "The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr." He then went on to write for "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman." Both he and the show found great success: "Lois & Clark" was a hit and John moved up the ladder becoming a supervising producer.

Following three years on "Lois & Clark," John and writing partner David Greenwalt created the much-analyzed FOX drama "Profit." The twisted saga revolved around the ultimate anti-hero, Jim Profit (Adrian Pasdar), a devious executive who would stop at nothing to get to the top. Although it was cancelled in its first season, the show developed a cult following and still claims numerous fans who love to hate Jim Profit.

In 2000, John got the chance to revive one of his favorite shows from childhood. The result was the fast-paced action-drama "The Fugitive," which recreated Dr. Richard Kimble's search for the one-armed man, and starred Tim Daly and Mykelti Williamson.
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John McNamara's Scores

  • TV
Average career score: 61
Highest Metascore: 69 The Fugitive: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 54 Common Law: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
5 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Aquarius: Season 2 Jun 16, 2016 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer 7.7
58 Aquarius: Season 1 May 28, 2015 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer 6.1
54 Common Law: Season 1 May 11, 2012 Writer 8.3
65 Prime Suspect: Season 1 Sep 22, 2011 Writer / Executive Producer 7.4
tbd In Plain Sight: Season 3 Mar 31, 2010 Executive Producer 9.6
60 The Philanthropist: Season 1 Jun 24, 2009 Writer 7.9
tbd Eyes: Season 1 Mar 30, 2005 Writer tbd
tbd Fastlane: Season 1 Sep 18, 2002 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer tbd
69 The Fugitive: Season 1 Oct 6, 2000 Writer tbd
tbd Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Season 4 Sep 22, 1996 Writer tbd
tbd Profit: Season 1 Apr 8, 1996 Writer / Executive Producer tbd
tbd Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Season 3 Sep 17, 1995 Writer tbd
tbd Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Season 2 Sep 18, 1994 Writer tbd
tbd The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.: Season 1 Aug 27, 1993 Writer tbd