Durham, North Carolina
|Alma mater||Duke University|
|Occupation||Television writer and producer|
Hudgins is a graduate of St. Mark's School of Texas, Duke University and the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University. He practiced law in Dallas, Texas before moving to Los Angeles, California to become a screenwriter. In 2003, Hudgins began his career as a staff writer on Warner Bros. Television show Everwood, where he worked for three years until the show's cancellation in May 2006. He rose to the position of co-producer and wrote eleven episodes over the course of three seasons, including the series finale "Foreverwood, Pt. II".
In 2006, Hudgins moved to the NBC show Friday Night Lights as a writer and Supervising Producer, writing the episodes "Homecoming", "Upping The Ante", and "Mud Bowl". He was nominated along with the rest of the show's writing staff for a Writers Guild of America Award for Best New Series at the February 2007 ceremony for his work on the first season of Friday Night Lights. He was nominated for the WGA Award for Best Dramatic Series the following year at the February 2008 ceremony for his work on the second season of Friday Night Lights. He was nominated for Best Dramatic Series a second time at the February 2009 ceremony for his work on the third season of Friday Night Lights. He was nominated for the WGA Award for Best Drama Series for the third consecutive year at the February 2010 ceremony for his work on the fourth season.
He created the short-lived 2010 Fox series Past Life. In fall 2010 he joined the crew of NBC drama series Parenthood as a co-executive producer and writer. The series was created by his Friday Night Lights executive producer Jason Katims.
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