Emily Kapnek

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Emily Kapnek
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Born (1972-03-27) March 27, 1972 (age 47)
Manhattan, New York, United States
OccupationWriter, actress, television producer
Years active1996–present
Known forCreator of As Told by Ginger and Suburgatory

Emily Kapnek (born March 27, 1972) is an actress, television producer and writer. She has created the animated program As Told by Ginger,[1] the television series Emily's Reasons Why Not[2] and the sitcoms Suburgatory and Selfie. She was a consulting producer on the television series Parks and Recreation.[3][4][5]

Career[edit]

In 2000, Kapnek co-created the Nickelodeon series As Told by Ginger with Eryk Casemiro, Gabor Csupo, and Arlene Klasky. Kapnek also voiced the character of Noelle Sussman.[6] In 2007, Kapnek wrote and served as a consulting producer for Aliens in America, which aired on The CW.[7] However, it was cancelled after only one season.[8] In 2006, Kapnek created Emily's Reasons Why Not for ABC, which starred Heather Graham, and was based on a novel of the same name. It premiered on January 9, 2006, but it was cancelled after the first episode had aired.[9] The remaining episodes were released in May 2012, through a DVD set.[10] Later that year, Kapnek wrote a pilot for Fox titled The Emancipation of Ernesto, which starred Wilmer Valderrama; however, it was not picked up to a series.[11] In 2009, Kapnek served as an co-executive producer and wrote two episodes for the HBO show Hung; it premiered on June 28, 2009, and lasted three seasons until its series finale aired on December 4, 2011.[12] From 2010 to 2011, Kapnek served as an consulting producer and wrote an episode for the NBC series Parks and Recreation, which starred Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman.[13] In January 2011, it was announced ABC had picked up the pilot for Suburgatory, a show which Kapnek created.[14] The series starred Jeremy Sisto and Jane Levy, it premiered on September 28, 2011.[15] The series was cancelled after three seasons in May 2014; it was also announced that the series would be shopped around for a potential new network to pick it up.[16] That same year, Kapnek created Selfie, which starred Karen Gillan and John Cho; it was cancelled after its first season, and was pulled from the schedule.[17] In 2015, Kapnek was given a pilot commitment for Front Man, a new FOX series, created by Kapnek, Elizabeth Banks, and Max Handelman.[18] She also developed the ABC series Splitting Up Together, starring Jenna Fischer and Oliver Hudson.

Personal life[edit]

In December 2008, Emily Kapnek married Dan Lagana. They have two children: Oszkar Nosek and Guy Lagana.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Creative Minds: Emily Kapnek, mayor of 'Suburgatory' - latimes.com". Latimesblogs.latimes.com. 17 February 2012. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  2. ^ "TV Needs to Stop canceling Emily Kapnek Shows". ContextofThings.com. 16 January 2015. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (9 May 2014). "ABC Cancels 'Suburgatory' & 'Super Fun Night'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  4. ^ Schwartz, Terri (15 January 2015). "Sorry fans, ABC isn't going to save 'Selfie'". Zap2it.com. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  5. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (15 April 2013). "'Suburgatory's' Emily Kapnek Inks Overal Deal With Warner Bros. TV". TheHollywoodReporter.com. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  6. ^ "Are "As Told By Ginger" And "Suburgatory" The Same Show?". BuzzFeed.com. 13 November 2012. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  7. ^ Rueben (11 December 2013). "Women Behind the Scenes Spotlight: Emily Kapnek". NiceGirlsTV.com. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  8. ^ Kimball, Trevor (10 May 2008). "Aliens in America: CW Cancels Low-rated Sitcom". TVSeriesFinale.com. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  9. ^ "TV Needs to Stop canceling Emily Kapnek Shows". ContextofThings.com. 16 January 2015. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  10. ^ Lambert, David (26 March 2012). "Emily's Reasons Why Not The Short-Lived Sitcom Starring Heather Graham is Scheduled by Sony". TVShowsonDVD.com. Archived from the original on 26 November 2015. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  11. ^ Hibbe & Nordyke, James & Kimberly (19 January 2008). "Fox pilots the epic quest of 'Ernesto'". TheHollywoodReporter.com. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  12. ^ "Creative Minds: Emily Kapnek, mayor of 'Suburgatory'". LATimes.com. 17 February 2012. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  13. ^ "Creative Minds: Emily Kapnek, mayor of 'Suburgatory'". LATimes.com. 17 February 2012. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  14. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (14 January 2011). "ABC Picks Up Suburban Comedy Pilot". Deadline.com. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  15. ^ "ABC 2011-12 Primetime Schedule Announced". Tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com. 17 May 2011. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  16. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (10 May 2014). "Several Comedies Looking For New Homes". Deadline.com. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  17. ^ Hibbered, James (7 November 2014). "'Selfie' canceled by ABC". EntertainmentWeekly.com. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  18. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (17 September 2015). "Fox Sets Up Comedy from Elizabeth Banks & 'Suburgatory' Creator Emily Kapnek". Variety.com. Retrieved 29 December 2015.

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