Sam Laybourne

Television writer and producer Sam Laybourne was a second-generation small-screen vet, born in 1974 to TV producer Kit Laybourne and Geraldine Laybourne, who went on to found the Oxygen network. After graduating from ... Read more »
Born: in United States

Filmography

Producer (4)

Grandfathered 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Manhattan Love Story 2014 (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer

The Michael J. Fox Show 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Showrunner

Animal Practice 2012 (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer
Writer (3)

Arrested Development 2005 - 2006, 2010 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Staff Writer

Aliens in America 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Staff Writer

The Loop 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Writer
Actor (2)

Cougar Town 2009 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Comedy Central's Hi-Fi Party 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Television writer and producer Sam Laybourne was a second-generation small-screen vet, born in 1974 to TV producer Kit Laybourne and Geraldine Laybourne, who went on to found the Oxygen network. After graduating from Wesleyan and receiving a masters from Columbia University, Laybourne initially pursued a career in teaching before he decided to follow his parents into the television industry. Laybourne earned his first credits by writing for "Scouts Safari" (Kids Discovery 2002-04) before moving on to the cult favorite sitcom "Arrested Development" (Fox 2003-06). After that series' cancellation, Laybourne wrote for another series that couldn't translate positive critical response into ratings, the outcast-teen sitcom "Aliens in America" (CW 2007-08). Laybourne then joined the writing staff of Bill Lawrence's "Cougar Town" (ABC/TBS 2009- ), an ensemble comedy about middle-aged friendship starring Courteney Cox. Laybourne rose to executive story editor and co-producer before leaving the show in 2012 as it jumped from ABC to TBS. Laybourne's next gig came as a writer and executive producer on "The Michael J. Fox Show" (NBC 2013- ).

Relationships

Kit Laybourne Executive Producer

Father

Geraldine Laybourne Network Executive

Mother

Emmy Laybourne Actor

Sister

EDUCATION

Columbia University

Masters in Teaching

Wesleyan University

Milestones

2013

Laybourne is appointed as the Writer/Executive Producer of NBC's "Michael J. Fox Show" (2013).

2009

Laybourne takes a job as a producer/executive story editor for Cougar Town

2005

Laybourne takes a job writing for Arrested Development

Bonus Trivia

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Aside from producing "Cougar Town" (2011) Laybourne also appeared in one episode of the show.

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Both of Laybourne's parents were television industry veterans, his mother, Geraldine, was the Chairwoman of the Oxygen Cable Television Channel and his father, Kit, was a television producer.

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Before starting a career in the TV industry, Laybourne worked as an English Professor at the Beacon School in NYC.

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