Jeffrey L. Melman
Jeff Melman is a television director with a long list of successful shows to his credit. He started off at ABC as a stage manager for the network's classic cop sitcom, "Barney Miller," also producing installments of "Laverne & Shirley." In the early '80s he took a few single-episode directing opportunities, finally getting a foot in the door when Reinhold Weege, who had written for "Barney Miller," tapped Melman to direct his new series, "Night Court." Melman followed this with a stint directing soon-to-be superstar Will Smith on culture-clash sitcom "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" as well as helming multiple episodes of "Wings" and the award-winning "Cheers" spinoff "Frasier." Melman then took a slight left turn, working with "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone on their live-action political satire "That's My Bush" for Comedy Central. The show, which was set in the Bush White House and dealt with political issues in broad farcical strokes in the style of "South Park," was cancelled after eight episodes. Over the next few years Melman branched out into drama, marshalling the sets of "Desperate Housewives," "Brothers & Sisters," and "Grey's Anatomy" while still working in traditionally styled sitcoms including "A Minute with Stan Hooper" and "Two and a Half Men."