Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan
Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan are a television writing team who have worked on television comedies Family Guy, Scrubs, and Community. A recent project was the television pilot Nobody's Watching, which they created and wrote with Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence.
The character on Family Guy named Neil Goldman is named after Goldman, though the real-life Neil Goldman has not written any episodes featuring his fictitious counterpart.
Eventually Goldman and Donovan became story editors for the show, and are now executive story editors.
The character Neil Goldman is named after Goldman.
For Scrubs, the two have collaborated on "My Two Dads", "My Balancing Act", "My Hero", "My Sex Buddy", "My Interpretation", "My Screw Up", "My Cake", "My Way Home", "My Urologist", and "My Best Friend's Baby's Baby and My Baby's Baby", "My Point of No Return". In the episode "My Boss' Free Haircut", the character of Nell Goldman is named after Goldman, and in "My ABC's", J.D. is initially going to choose two interns named Neil and Garrett to mentor.
Goldman and Donovan acted as executive producers on the show, but left after the eighth season.
Goldman and Donovan served as executive producers on NBC's Community starring Joel McHale and Chevy Chase from 2009 to 2012. The pair left the show following its third season and signed a development with 20th Century FOX TV.
The characters of Fat Neil and Garrett are named after Goldman and Donovan respectively.
- "Two Top Community Producers Are Leaving the Show". May 3, 2012. Retrieved September 17, 2012.
- Neil Goldman at the Internet Movie Database
- Garrett Donovan at the Internet Movie Database
- Neil Goldman on Twitter
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