Gregory S. Malins

Most TV producers would be content with one global mega-hit, but Malins repeated the trick several times with "Friends" (NBC, 1994-2004), "Will & Grace" (NBC, 1998-2006), "How I Met Your Mother" (CBS, 2004-2014) and ... Read more »
Born: 12/05/1967 in Seattle, Washington, USA

Filmography

Producer (10)

Life in Pieces 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Friends 1992 - 2001, 2003 - 2010, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Ground Floor 1992 - 1995, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2003 - 2010, 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Your Family Or Mine 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Bad Teacher 2014 (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer

2 Broke Girls 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer

Better With You 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

How I Met Your Mother 2003 - 2004, 2006 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Will & Grace 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2003 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Come to Papa 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Showrunner
Writer (5)

Daddy Dearest 1993 - 1994, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2003 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Story Editor

Double Rush 1993 - 1995, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2003 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Story Editor

Great Scott! 1992 - 1995, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2003 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Story Editor

...And God Spoke 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dream On (TV Show)

Writer
Art Department (1)

Homesick 1990 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)
Other (1)

The Ron Reagan Show 1990 - 1992 (TV Show)

Research

Biography

Most TV producers would be content with one global mega-hit, but Malins repeated the trick several times with "Friends" (NBC, 1994-2004), "Will & Grace" (NBC, 1998-2006), "How I Met Your Mother" (CBS, 2004-2014) and more. Greg Malins (at the time going by the name Gregory S Malins) started as a writer, his first credits being two episodes of cult comedy "Dream On" (HBO, 1990-96), where his first worked with Marta Kauffman and David Crane, and another for "The Wonder Years" (ABC, 1988-1993). He also worked as a screenwriter on "Daddy Dearest" (Fox, 1993) which is of particular significance as it is where he met his future wife, actress Jennifer Milmore, who was working as an assistant to the producers at the time. However it was when he joined the team on NBC's breakout hit "Friends," created by former colleagues Kauffman and Crane, that Malins really found his place in TV. Starting as a writer on season two, he would pen 17 episodes in all. He was promoted to producer by 1996, co-executive producer by 1997 and finally executive producer from 1998 until he left the show in 2001. He even played a bit part as 'Man on Airplane' in season four. Meanwhile he joined "Veronica's Closet" (NBC, 1997-2000) in the same capacity. He peppered his successful run of sitcoms by writing and/or producing a number of TV movies including "Romeo Fire" (2002). After "Friends" and "Veronica's Closet" wrapped, he helped launch "Will & Grace" both as occasional writer and full time producer. After striking gold once again with "How I Met Your Mother" (CBS, 2005-2014), he had a rare misfire with the short-lived sitcom "Better With You" (ABC, 2010). Malins was back on track on the writing staff for the raunchy hit "2 Broke Girls" (CBS, 2011-) before co-creating the romantic comedy "Ground Floor" (TBS, 2013-) with Bill Lawrence.

Milestones

2013

Created "Ground Floor" (TBS) with Bill Lawrence.

2006

Executive/consulting producer on "How I Met Your Mother" (CBS)

2006

Producer on "Will & Grace" (NBC)

2002

Wrote and produced TV movie "Romeo Fire"

1995

Joined the writing team on "Friends" (NBC)

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