Bill Lawrence

Biography: Bill Lawrence is one of Hollywood's funniest and most successful television Writer/Executive Producers working in the industry today. He's also one of the busiest: he taped this interview after a long day of working on the set of his most recent NBC Series, Scrubs. The time? Two o'clock in the morning. And that's when he started…

Bill's career started in California, although he was raised in Connecticut. After graduating from William and Mary College in 1990 with a degree in English, he hopped into his Jeep and drove back to California with only one goal in mind: he wanted to be a writer. A family friend, a former writer for the original Dick Van Dyke Show was impressed by Bill's gift for dialogue and had suggested Bill move to Los Angeles. This friend was clearly right in his assessment of Bill's talent because within months, Bill succeeded in landing a manager (two, actually) and soon after that, he landed his first job as Staff Writer on a sitcom entitled, curiously
Bill Lawrence is one of Hollywood's funniest and most successful television Writer/Executive Producers working in the industry today. He's also one of the busiest: he taped this interview after a long day of working on the set of his most recent NBC Series, Scrubs. The time? Two o'clock in the morning. And that's when he started…

Bill's career started in California, although he was raised in Connecticut. After graduating from William and Mary College in 1990 with a degree in English, he hopped into his Jeep and drove back to California with only one goal in mind: he wanted to be a writer.
A family friend, a former writer for the original Dick Van Dyke Show was impressed by Bill's gift for dialogue and had suggested Bill move to Los Angeles. This friend was clearly right in his assessment of Bill's talent because within months, Bill succeeded in landing a manager (two, actually) and soon after that, he landed his first job as Staff Writer on a sitcom entitled, curiously enough, Billy.
From there, Bill joined the original writing staff of the highly successful Friends, and he hasn't stopped writing since. In fact, he has had two shows in primetime television, Spin City,, which he co-created with Gary David Goldberg, and Scrubs. Also, as if that's not enough, Bill co-created yet another series, Clone High, and Nobody's Watching.
Bill and his wife, actress Christa Miller ("Scrubs") live in Los Angeles with their daughter, Charlotte Sarah, and sons, William Stoddard and Henry Vanduzer.
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Bill Lawrence's Scores

  • TV
Average career score: 65
Highest Metascore: 80 Cougar Town: Season 3
Lowest Metascore: 49 Undateable (2014): Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
13 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
49 Undateable (2014): Season 1 May 29, 2014 Executive Producer 7.5
65 Surviving Jack: Season 1 Mar 27, 2014 Executive Producer 8.3
63 Ground Floor: Season 1 Nov 14, 2013 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer 7.8
80 Cougar Town: Season 3 Feb 14, 2012 Writer / Director / Creator / Executive Producer 7.2
75 Cougar Town: Season 2 Sep 22, 2010 Part 2 / Director 7.6
62 Scrubs: Season 9 Dec 1, 2009 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer 5.7
51 Cougar Town: Season 1 Sep 23, 2009 Writer / Director / Creator / Executive Producer 6.3
79 Scrubs: Season 8 Jan 6, 2009 Writer / Director / Creator / Executive Producer 8.4
tbd Scrubs: Season 7 Oct 25, 2007 Director / Creator / Executive Producer 8.2
tbd Scrubs: Season 6 Nov 30, 2006 Director / Creator / Executive Producer 8.8
tbd Scrubs: Season 5 Jan 3, 2006 Writer / Director / Creator / Executive Producer 8.9
tbd Scrubs: Season 4 Aug 31, 2004 Writer / Director 8.9
tbd Scrubs: Season 3 Oct 2, 2003 Writer / Director 9.0
60 Clone High, USA: Season 1 Nov 2, 2002 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer 5.4
tbd Scrubs: Season 2 Sep 26, 2002 Writer / Director 8.8
79 Scrubs: Season 1 Oct 2, 2001 Writer / Director / Creator / Executive Producer 8.8
tbd Spin City: Season 6 Sep 25, 2001 Creator tbd
tbd Spin City: Season 5 Oct 18, 2000 Creator tbd
tbd Spin City: Season 4 Sep 21, 1999 Writer / Creator 6.8
tbd Spin City: Season 3 Sep 22, 1998 Creator 7.2
tbd Spin City: Season 2 Sep 24, 1997 Writer / Creator 7.4
71 Spin City: Season 1 Sep 17, 1996 Writer / Creator 7.8
59 Friends: Season 1 Sep 22, 1994 Writer 8.6
tbd The Nanny: Season 1 Nov 3, 1993 Writer 8.2
51 Boy Meets World: Season 1 Sep 24, 1993 Writer 8.6
tbd Nobody's Watching: Season 1 Jan 1, 2007 Writer tbd