Peter Ocko

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Peter Ocko
OccupationTelevision writer, actor
Years active1989–present

Peter Ocko (sometimes credited as Pete Ocko) is an American television writer and producer. Peter Ocko has had a very diverse 30-year career in television. He has written and produced for a number of popular television series throughout the 1990s and 2000s, including Pushing Daisies, The Office, The Leftovers, Elementary, and Black Sails. Ocko began his career as a staff writer on the HBO series Not Necessarily the News, followed by a string of single-camera comedies in the ’90s, writing for such shows as Parker Lewis Can’t Lose and Dinosaurs. Crossing over to drama, he wrote on Dead Like Me and Boston Legal, and then created and ran the CBS medical drama 3 lbs starring Stanley Tucci.[1]


Television writer[edit]

Ocko's writing career began in 1989 when he was one of the writers on the 41st Primetime Emmy Awards and from there co-wrote five episodes of the series Dinosaurs with Adam Barr. From the early nineties until the mid-2000s he wrote and produced for a number of well-received series, mostly comedy shows including Weird Science, Parker Lewis Can't Lose, Dead Like Me and Pushing Daisies, both of which under executive producer Bryan Fuller.[2]

Television creator[edit]

In the year 2000 he developed an animated series entitled Baby Blues based upon a comic strip. The series first aired on The WB and later on Adult Swim. Although the show was pulled from the schedule at the conclusion of its thirteen episode first season, a second season of thirteen episodes was produced but never aired.[3] In 2006 he created a medical drama entitled 3 lbs, which aired on CBS but was cancelled soon after due to low ratings.[4]

The Office[edit]

Ocko began working on the NBC sitcom The Office at the beginning of its seventh season as a co-executive producer. He wrote one episode, entitled "Christening", which aired on November 4, 2010.

Lodge 49[edit]

Ocko is showrunning and executive producing the new AMC show, Lodge 49, which premieres on August 6.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Ocko has been nominated for four Writers Guild of America awards, one of which he won for his work on Not Necessarily the News in 1990.[5][6]


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  2. ^ "Peter Ocko: Biography, Latest News & Videos". TV Guide. Retrieved May 8, 2011.
  3. ^ "Baby Blues Frequently Asked Questions". Retrieved May 8, 2011.
  4. ^ "3 lbs. Television show". Yahoo! TV. Retrieved May 8, 2011.
  5. ^ "Peter Ocko - Awards". IMDb. Retrieved May 8, 2011.
  6. ^ Lum, Linny (December 8, 2010). "Writers Guild of America announce 2011 nominations". Hollywood News. Retrieved May 8, 2011.

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