Christopher Lloyd (TV producer)
|Relatives||David Lloyd (father)|
Christopher Lloyd (born June 18, 1960) is an American television producer and screenwriter. Lloyd is the co-creator and executive producer of the ABC mockumentary family sitcom Modern Family, which he co-created and produced with Steven Levitan. Lloyd has had an extensive career on many series, primarily Frasier.
Lloyd began screenwriting with the first four seasons of The Golden Girls. He then wrote for the comedy Wings; then Frasier, where he became its showrunner. While he was executive producer, Frasier won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series for five consecutive years, the first time any series had done so. Lloyd left Frasier after its seventh season, then returned to helm its final (eleventh) season. He then produced the series Out of Practice (where he first worked with Modern Family’s Ty Burrell); Back To You; and Modern Family, which also won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series for five consecutive years. As a screenwriter, Lloyd's work includes the animated feature film Flushed Away (2006), for which he received an Annie Award. In 2000, he received an overall deal at Paramount. He quit in 2006 to join Fox in partnership with Steven Levitan.
Lloyd is the son of Arline and sitcom writer David Lloyd (1934–2009). Since 1995, he has been married to actress, writer, and voiceover performer Arleen Sorkin, with whom he has two sons, Eli and Owen.
|1986–1989||The Golden Girls||Yes||No||NBC|
|2005–2006||Out of Practice||Yes||Executive||CBS|
|2007–2008||Back to You||Yes||Executive||Fox|
|TBA||Untitled Alec Baldwin/Kelsey Grammer project||Yes||Executive||TBA|
- "Second Motherhood"
- "The Sisters"
- "Dorothy's Prized Pupil"
- "Nothing to Fear But Fear Itself"
- "Strange Bedfellows"
- "The Artist"
- "Mixed Blessings"
- "The One That Got Away"
- "Scared Straight"
- "Blind Date"
- "Little Sister"
- "Marriage, Italian Style"
- "The Taming of the Shrew"
- "Take My Life, Please"
- "It May Have Happened One Night"
- "Goodbye Old Friend"
- "I Hate Frasier Crane"
- "Miracle on Third or Fourth Street"
- "Flour Child"
- "Fool Me Once, Shame on You..."
- "Dark Victory"
- "Shrink Rap"
- "Moon Dance" (with Joe Keenan, Rob Greenberg, Jack Burditt, Chuck Ranberg, Anne Flett-Giordano, Linda Morris and Vic Rauseo won for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series at 48th Primetime Emmy Awards)
- "The Show Where Diane Comes Back"
- "Mixed Doubles"
- "The 1000th Show" (with Joe Keenan)
- "Perspectives on Christmas"
- "Good Grief"
- "Something Borrowed, Someone Blue" (with Joe Keenan)
- "High Holidays"
- "Goodnight, Seattle" (with Joe Keenan) (Series Finale)
- "Pilot" (with Steven Levitan and won for Episodic Comedy at Writers Guild of America Awards 2009 and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards)
- "Coal Digger"
- "Up All Night"
- "Manny Get Your Gun" (story credits)
- "Party Crasher" (with Danny Zuker)"
- "The Feud" (story credits)
- "The Wedding (Part 2)" (with Megan Ganz and Dan O'Shannon)
- "Legacy" (with Jack Burditt)
- "Finale" (with Jack Burditt, Elaine Ko, Danny Zucker, Vali Chandrasekaran, Brad Walsh and Paul Corrigan)
- Dream for an Insomniac (1996)
- Beachum, Chris (August 11, 2014). "Producer Christopher Lloyd on making Emmy history with 'Modern Family' and 'Frasier'". Gold Derby. Retrieved February 28, 2021.
- Adalian, Josef (2000-03-28). "'Frasier' producer Lloyd ends session". Variety. Retrieved 2021-01-13.
- Adalian, Josef (2006-07-13). "Laffer scribes fit for Fox TV". Variety. Retrieved 2021-01-13.
- Bruce Weber, "David Lloyd, 75, Dies; Wrote ‘Chuckles’ Episode", The New York Times, November 12, 2009
- Whipp, Glenn (August 22, 2014). "Christopher Lloyd's award-winning funny bones". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on August 22, 2014.
- "The art of writing and making films: Flushed Away". "About the Filmmakers", Flushed Away press kit, via The Writing Studio. Archived from the original on February 25, 2007.