Brenda Hampton

Biography: A native Atlantan, who parlayed a Navy technical writer job into TV sitcom writing and producing for hit shows such as "Blossom" and "Mad About You."

Her breakout hit though (as a TV writer) was her creation of the WB hit "7th Heaven." The concept was based on Hampton's own life, growing up in a loving east Atlanta household and going to church every Sunday (the show's town of Glenoak is named after her church). "We grew up in an environment like that," said her sister Pat Hampton, the inspiration for "7th Heaven" matriarch Annie Camden. "On Sundays in the South, you go see relatives." Since the show started Ms. Hampton has adopted her (then) 10-year-old daughter Zoe from Vietnam; and has gotten married. In an interesting twist it was her adoptive daughters teacher. She also hopes to adopt more children in the future---in particular, an 8-year-old boy from Ethiopia soon. Her credits also include the short-lived "Safe Harbor", "Love Boat: The Next Wave", etc. She continues
A native Atlantan, who parlayed a Navy technical writer job into TV sitcom writing and producing for hit shows such as "Blossom" and "Mad About You."

Her breakout hit though (as a TV writer) was her creation of the WB hit "7th Heaven." The concept was based on Hampton's own life, growing up in a loving east Atlanta household and going to church every Sunday (the show's town of Glenoak is named after her church). "We grew up in an environment like that," said her sister Pat Hampton, the inspiration for "7th Heaven" matriarch Annie Camden. "On Sundays in the South, you go see relatives."

Since the show started Ms. Hampton has adopted her (then) 10-year-old daughter Zoe from Vietnam; and has gotten married. In an interesting twist it was her adoptive daughters teacher. She also hopes to adopt more children in the future---in particular, an 8-year-old boy from Ethiopia soon. Her credits also include the short-lived "Safe Harbor", "Love Boat: The Next Wave", etc. She continues to be the creative force on the long-lasting "7th Heaven" series.

She's currently developing a series for Showtime with actress Kirstie Alley called "Fat Actress" for January 2005.
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Brenda Hampton's Scores

  • TV
Average career score: 48
Highest Metascore: 48 The Secret Life of the American Teenager: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 48 The Secret Life of the American Teenager: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
1 tv review
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd The Secret Life of the American Teenager: Season 5 Jun 11, 2012 Creator / Executive Producer tbd
48 The Secret Life of the American Teenager: Season 1 Jul 1, 2008 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer 5.4
tbd 7th Heaven: Season 11 Sep 25, 2006 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer tbd
tbd 7th Heaven: Season 10 Sep 19, 2005 Writer tbd
tbd Fat Actress: Season 1 Mar 7, 2005 Writer tbd
tbd 7th Heaven: Season 8 Sep 15, 2003 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer tbd
tbd 7th Heaven: Season 7 Sep 16, 2002 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer tbd
tbd 7th Heaven: Season 6 Sep 24, 2001 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer tbd
tbd 7th Heaven: Season 5 Oct 2, 2000 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer tbd
tbd 7th Heaven: Season 3 Sep 21, 1998 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer tbd
tbd 7th Heaven: Season 2 Sep 15, 1997 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer tbd
tbd 7th Heaven: Season 1 Aug 26, 1996 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer 4.0
tbd Mad About You: Season 4 Sep 24, 1995 Writer / Producer tbd
tbd Blossom: Season 5 Sep 26, 1994 Writer tbd
tbd Blossom: Season 4 Sep 19, 1993 Writer tbd
tbd The John Larroquette Show: Season 1 Sep 2, 1993 Writer tbd
tbd Blossom: Season 3 Aug 10, 1992 Writer tbd
tbd Blossom: Season 2 Sep 16, 1991 Writer tbd
tbd Blossom: Season 1 Jul 5, 1990 Writer tbd
tbd 7th Heaven: Season 4 Aug 26, 1996 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer tbd
tbd 7th Heaven: Season 9 Aug 26, 1996 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer tbd