Jenna Bans

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Jenna Bans is an American screenwriter.

Originally hired as a staff writer for Jerry Bruckheimer's cancelled action series Fearless, Bans became a part of the crew of Desperate Housewives in 2004. In 2006 she was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for the screenplay to the Desperate Housewives episode "Next" and in 2007 she received another nomination for the episode "It Takes Two". Bans co-wrote both episodes together with Kevin Murphy. Bans is a producer and writer on Grey's Anatomy, and is the creator and the co-producer (along with Shonda Rhimes) of Off the Map, a series which premiered on ABC in January 2011, and was cancelled on May 13, 2011. From 2012 to 2014, she was the regular writer and co-executive producer on another Shonda Rhimes created drama, Scandal, on ABC.

In 2014, Bans created pilot Sea of Fire for ABC. In 2015, she created The Family, also for ABC.[1][2]


  1. ^ Lesley Goldberg. "'Scandal's' Jenna Bans Sells Political Thriller to ABC". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Nellie Andreeva. "'Flesh & Blood' Mystery Drama From Jenna Bans Gets ABC Pilot Order - Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 

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