Ted Humphrey is an award nominated American television and film writer and producer. He has worked in both capacities on the series The Nine and The Unit and the legal dramas Shark and The Good Wife. He was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for best new series for The Good Wife in 2010, as well as a 2010 Emmy Award for Best Drama Series for The Good Wife. In 2011 he was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for Best Episodic Drama Writing for the episode "Boom."
Humphrey began working as a television writer on the science fiction series Now and Again in 1999. He wrote the first season episodes "Pulp Turkey", "Fire and Ice" and "Boy Wonder". He wrote the first season episode "Used Car" for the short-lived series Night Vision. He also wrote the teleplay and co-wrote the story for the television movie thriller The Triangle in 2001.
He became an executive story editor for the series Dr. Vegas in 2004. He co-wrote the first season episode "Out Damn Spot". The series was canceled before the episode was aired.
In 2006 Humphrey joined the crew of The Nine as a co-producer and writer. He co-wrote the first season episode "The Inside Man". The series was canceled after thirteen episodes.
In 2007 he became a co-producer and writer for the legal drama Shark. Humphrey joined the crew mid-way through the first season. He wrote the first season episode "Backfire". The series was renewed for a second season and Humphrey was promoted to producer. He wrote four episodes for the second season ("Eye of the Beholder", "Burning Sensation", "Every Breath You Take" and "One Hit Wonder"). The series was canceled after completing its second season.
In 2008 he became a supervising producer and writer for the fourth and final season of action drama series The Unit. He wrote or co-wrote the episodes "Dancing Lessons", "Bad Beat", "Hill 60" and "Endgame".
Also in 2009 Humphrey was hired as a supervising producer and writer for the new legal drama The Good Wife. He wrote the first season episodes "Crash", "Threesome", "Bad". and "Boom." He became a co-executive producer mid-season. Humphrey and the rest of the writing staff for the first season were nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for best new series. In July 2010, Humphrey and the rest of the show's executive producers were nominated for the Best Drama Series Award at the 2010 Emmy Awards. In 2011 he was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for Best Episodic Drama writing for "Boom."
- Gregg Mitchell, Sherry Goldman (2010). "2010 Writers Guild Awards Television, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced" (Press Release). Writers Guild of America. Retrieved 2010-04-07.
- Charles McDougall (director), Michelle King & Robert King (writers) (September 29, 2009). "Stripped". The Good Wife. Season 1. Episode 2. CBS.
- Gloria Muzio (director), Ted Humphrey (writer) (2009-10-20). "Crash". The Good Wife. Season 1. Episode 5. CBS.
- James Whitmore Jr (director), Ted Humphrey (writer) (2009-11-24). "Threesome". The Good Wife. Season 1. Episode 9. CBS.
- Alex Zakrzewski (director), Ted Humphrey (writer) (February 2, 2010). "Bad". The Good Wife. Season 1. Episode 13. CBS.