Daniel Cerone is a television writer and executive producer. His credits include Dexter, where he served as showrunner, along with The Mentalist, Dirty Sexy Money and Charmed. He also created Clubhouse, the critically acclaimed but short-lived baseball drama on CBS, as well as the current police procedural Motive on ABC. Additionally he was the co-creator of Constantine, the short-lived adaptation of the DC comics Vertigo series Hellblazer.
Cerone joined the writing staff of Dexter as a writer and co-executive producer for the first season in 2006. Cerone was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for Best Dramatic Series at the February 2008 ceremony for his work on the first season of Dexter. Based on his creative leadership, Cerone was promoted to executive producer and showrunner for the second season, which won a distinguished Peabody Award. He was also nominated for a second WGA Award and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series for his work on the second season of Dexter.