Melinda Hsu Taylor

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Melinda Hsu Taylor
Occupation Writer, producer

Melinda Hsu Taylor is an American television writer and producer.

She is well known for her work on the ABC series Lost. She was nominated for the Writers Guild of America Award for best drama series for her work on the fifth season of Lost,[1] as well as a 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for the series' sixth and final season. She has worked as a story editor and writer on Medium, Vanished, Women's Murder Club, Falling Skies, and Touch.


Hsu Taylor began working in television as a writer for the first season of Medium in 2005. She wrote the episodes "Jump Start" and "Being Mrs. O'Leary's Cow". She became a story editor for the second season later in 2005 and wrote the episode "Dead Aim". She left the series at the end of the second season in 2006 having written three episodes.

She became an executive story editor for the series Vanished in 2006 and wrote the episode "The New World". Vanished was canceled after thirteen episodes. Hsu Taylor moved on to become an executive story editor and writer for the series Women's Murder Club in 2007. She co-wrote the story and the teleplay for the episode "The Past Comes Back to Haunt You" (story with Sherry Carnes, teleplay with Robert Nathan) and wrote the episode "And the Truth Will (Sometimes) Set You Free". The series was cancelled after the first season.

Hsu Taylor was hired as a co-producer and writer for the fifth season of Lost in 2009.[2] She co-wrote the episodes "The Little Prince" (with producer Brian K. Vaughn)[3] and "Some Like It Hoth" (with Greggory Nations).[4] The writing staff was nominated for the Writers Guild of America Award for best drama series at the February 2010 ceremony for their work on the fifth season.[1] Hsu Taylor was promoted to producer for the sixth and final season.[5] She co-wrote the episodes "The Substitute" (with executive producer Elizabeth Sarnoff)[6] and "Ab Aeterno" (with Nations).[7]

In 2010, Taylor joined the crew of the TNT series Falling Skies as supervising producer and writer. She left the series at the end of its first season.[8]

In 2011, Taylor was brought on to the FOX paranormal series Touch, as a writer.


  1. ^ a b "2010 Writers Guild Awards Television, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced". WGA. 2009. Retrieved 2010-04-15. 
  2. ^ Stephen Williams (2009-01-21). "Because You Left". Lost. Season 5. Episode 1. ABC.
  3. ^ Stephen Williams (2009-02-04). "The Little Prince". Lost. Season 5. Episode 4. ABC.
  4. ^ Jack Bender (2009-04-15). "Some Like It Hoth". Lost. Season 5. Episode 13. ABC.
  5. ^ Jack Bender (2010-02-02). "LA X, Part 1". Lost. Season 6. Episode 1. ABC.
  6. ^ Tucker Gates (2010-02-16). "The Substitute". Lost. Season 6. Episode 4. ABC.
  7. ^ Tucker Gates (2010-03-23). "Ab Aeterno". Lost. Season 6. Episode 9. ABC.
  8. ^ "IMDB "Falling Skies" Full Cast and Crew". Retrieved 27 June 2011. 

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