John Shiban

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John Shiban
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Occupation Television writer, producer and director
Nationality American
Notable works The X-Files
Breaking Bad
Torchwood: Miracle Day

John Shiban is an American television writer and producer. He worked in both capacities on The X-Files[1] and its spin-off The Lone Gunmen, Star Trek: Enterprise, Smallville, Supernatural, Legend of the Seeker, Breaking Bad, and The Vampire Diaries. In 1997, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for his work on The X-Files episode "Memento Mori".[2] He shared the nomination with co-writers Chris Carter, Frank Spotnitz, and Vince Gilligan. In 1998, Shiban shared a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series with The X-files production team.[3]

In 2009 Shiban reunited with Gilligan to work as a writer/producer on the second season of Gilligan's series Breaking Bad. Shiban was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for episodic drama for the episode "Phoenix" in 2010.[4] Shiban and the writing staff also shared a nomination for the WGA award for best drama series for their work on the second season.[4] Shiban returned as a consulting producer for the third season of Breaking Bad.[5] He left the crew at the end of the third season.

In August 2010, Shiban was confirmed as a writer for Torchwood's fourth series Torchwood: Miracle Day.[6]

In 2011, Shiban joined the series Hell on Wheels as executive producer and writer. In November 2012, the show's creators Joe and Tony Gayton decided to no longer be involved in the day to day production. Shiban was thought to be a good candidate to take over, however he stated that he would also be leaving the series.[7]

Credits[edit]

The X-Files[edit]

Story Editor/Co-Producer/Producer/Supervising Producer/Co-Executive Producer/Executive Producer
Season Title Notes
3 "The Walk" Writer
"Teso Dos Bichos" Writer
4 "El Mundo Gira" Writer
"Leonard Betts" Written by Shiban & Vince Gilligan & Frank Spotnitz
"Memento Mori" Mythology; Written by Shiban & Chris Carter & Vince Gilligan & Frank Spotnitz; Nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
"Elegy" Writer
5 "Christmas Carol" Written by Shiban & Vince Gilligan & Frank Spotnitz
"Emily" Follows on from "Christmas Carol"; Written by Shiban & Vince Gilligan & Frank Spotnitz
"Travelers" Written by Shiban & Frank Spotnitz
"All Souls" Written by Shiban & Frank Spotnitz
"The Pine Bluff Variant" Writer
6 "Dreamland" Written by Shiban & Vince Gilligan & Frank Spotnitz
"Dreamland II" Follows on from "Dreamland"; Written by Shiban & Vince Gilligan & Frank Spotnitz
"S.R. 819" Mythology; Writer
"Monday" Written by Shiban & Frank Spotnitz
"Milagro" Story by Shiban & Frank Spotnitz (Teleplay by Chris Carter)
"Three of a Kind" Written by Shiban & Vince Gilligan
"Field Trip" Teleplay by Shiban & Vince Gilligan (Story by Frank Spotnitz)
7 "The Amazing Maleeni" Written by Shiban & Vince Gilligan & Frank Spotnitz
"Theef" Written by Shiban & Vince Gilligan & Frank Spotnitz
8 "Badlaa" Writer
9 "Underneath" Writer & Director
"Jump the Shark" Written by Shiban & Vince Gilligan & Frank Spotnitz
"Release" Story by Shiban & David Amann (Telepaly by Amann)

Torchwood: Miracle Day[edit]

Writer
Episode Title Notes
4 "Escape to L.A." Co-writer with Jim Gray
6 "The Middle Men" Writer

Hell on Wheels[edit]

Writer/Director/Executive Producer
Season Title Notes
1 "A New Birth of Freedom" Writer
"Timshel" Writer & Director
2 "Durant, Nebraska" Writer
"Blood Moon Rising" Writer & Director

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Warner Home Video Signs Agreement with Filmmakers Tony Krantz, John Shiban and Daniel Myrick for Three Films to Be Produced for DVD Under the New Raw Feed Brand". Business Wire. 30 March 2006. 
  2. ^ "The 1997 Primetime Emmy Awards". 
  3. ^ "Year 1998, 50th Emmy Awards". 
  4. ^ a b Gregg Mitchell & Sherry Goldman (2009). "2010 Writers Guild Awards Television, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced". Writers Guild of America. Archived from the original on 2012-05-25. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  5. ^ "Breaking Bad: The Complete Second Season". 16 March 2010. 
  6. ^ 'Torchwood' attracts 'Buffy,' 'Breaking Bad,' 'House' writers
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (1 November 2012). "'Hell on Wheels' showrunner John Shiban, series' renewal on hold". Deadline Hollywoood.com. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 

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