Emily Kapnek

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Emily Kapnek
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Born (1972-03-27) March 27, 1972 (age 43)
Occupation Writer
Known for Creator of As Told by Ginger and Suburgatory

Emily Kapnek is an actress, television producer and three time Emmy Award nominated writer. She has created the animated program As Told by Ginger,[1] the short-lived television series Emily's Reasons Why Not,[2] the three season sitcom 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 Nick series As Told by Ginger with Eryk Casemiro, Gabor Csupo, and Arlene Klansky, Kapnek also voiced the character of Noelle Sussman.[6] In 2007, Kapnek wrote and served as an consulting producer for Aliens in America, which aired on The CW.[7] However, it was cancelled after only one season.[8] In 2008, Kapnek created Emily's Reasons Why Not for ABC, which starred Heather Graham, was based off a novel of the same name, premiered on January 9, 2006, 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 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]

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. 2012-02-17. Retrieved 2012-10-22. 
  2. ^ "TV Needs to Stop canceling Emily Kapnek Shows". ContextofThings.com. January 16, 2015. Retrieved December 29, 2015. 
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 9, 2014). "ABC Cancels ‘Suburgatory’ & ‘Super Fun Night’". Deadline.com. Retrieved December 29, 2015. 
  4. ^ Schwartz, Terri (January 15, 2015). "Sorry fans, ABC isn't going to save 'Selfie'". Zap2it.com. Retrieved December 29, 2015. 
  5. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (April 15, 2013). "'Suburgatory's' Emily Kapnek Inks Overal Deal With Warner Bros. TV". TheHollywoodReporter.com. Retrieved December 29, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Are “As Told By Ginger” And “Suburgatory” The Same Show?". BuzzFeed.com. November 13, 2012. Retrieved December 29, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Women Behind the Scenes Spotlight: Emily Kapnek". NiceGirlsTV.com. December 11, 2013. Retrieved December 29, 2015.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  8. ^ Kimball, Trevor (May 10, 2008). "Aliens in America: CW Cancels Low-rated Sitcom". TVSeriesFinale.com. Retrieved December 29, 2015. 
  9. ^ "TV Needs to Stop canceling Emily Kapnek Shows". ContextofThings.com. January 16, 2015. Retrieved December 29, 2015. 
  10. ^ Lambert, David (March 26, 2012). "Emily's Reasons Why Not The Short-Lived Sitcom Starring Heather Graham is Scheduled by Sony". TVShowsonDVD.com. Retrieved December 29, 2015. 
  11. ^ Hibbe & Nordyke, James & Kimberly (January 19, 2008). "Fox pilots the epic quest of 'Ernesto'". TheHollywoodReporter.com. Retrieved December 29, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Creative Minds: Emily Kapnek, mayor of ‘Suburgatory’". LATimes.com. February 17, 2012. Retrieved December 29, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Creative Minds: Emily Kapnek, mayor of ‘Suburgatory’". LATimes.com. February 17, 2012. Retrieved December 29, 2015. 
  14. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 14, 2011). "ABC Picks Up Suburban Comedy Pilot". Deadline.com. Retrieved December 29, 2015. 
  15. ^ "ABC 2011-12 Primetime Schedule Announced". Tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com. May 17, 2011. Retrieved December 29, 2015. 
  16. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 10, 2014). "Several Comedies Looking For New Homes". Deadline.com. Retrieved December 29, 2015. 
  17. ^ Hibbered, James (November 7, 2014). "'Selfie' canceled by ABC". EntertainmentWeekly.com. Retrieved December 29, 2015. 
  18. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (September 17, 2015). "Fox Sets Up Comedy from Elizabeth Banks & ‘Suburgatory’ Creator Emily Kapnek". Variety.com. Retrieved December 29, 2015.