Dan O'Shannon


Dan O'Shannon Biography

Dan O'Shannon is an American writer and producer who has worked on shows such as Newhart, Cheers, and Frasier. He currently is an executive producer of the ABC show Modern Family.

In addition to writing television since 1985, Dan O'Shannon is the author of a book about comedy theory--

''What Are You Laughing At? A Comprehensive Guide to the Comedic Event," published by Continuum International Publishing Group (2012).

The book examines what comedy is and why we respond to it the way we do and has been adopted by universities across the country.



Significant Awards and Nominations for Dan O'Shannon:

Emmy Awards:

Three awards for Best Comedy, Modern Family
Three nominations for Best Comedy, Frasier
Four nominations, one award for Best Comedy, Cheers

Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards:

Three awards, Modern Family (Best New Comedy, Best Comedy)
One nomination, Best Episode, Modern Family, "Mother's Day"
One award, Best Episode, Frasier, "Rooms With a View"
One award, Time-Warner Presents the Earth Day Special

Golden Globe Awards:
Four nominations, one award for Best Comedy, Modern Family
Two nominations for Best Comedy, Frasier
Three nominations, one award, Best Comedy, Cheers

Academy Awards (Oscars):
One Academy Award nomination for Redux Riding Hood

Annie Awards:
One nomination for Redux Riding Hood
One award for The Fan and the Flower

Honorary Doctorate:
Awarded Honorary Doctorate from Cleveland State University



Television Writing and Producing Credits, by show:

"Modern Family"
exec producer, seasons 3 and 4
co-exec producer, seasons 1 and 2
writer (or co-writer) of 10 episodes

"Better Off Ted"
co-exec producer, season 1
writer (or co-writer) of 2 episodes

"Back to You"
co-exec producer, season 1 writer (or co-writer) of 2 episodes

"Jericho"
co-exec producer, 9 episodes
consulting producer 5 episodes
writer (or co-writer) or 2 episodes

"Threshold"
co-exec producer, season 1 (6 episodes)
writer (or co-writer) of 2 episodes

"Star Trek: Enterprise"
"story by" 1 episode

"Frasier"
co-exec producer, season 7
exec producer, seasons 8,9,10
consulting producer, season 11
writer (or co-writer) of 7 episodes

"The King of Queens"
creative consultant, season 1

"Maggie"
creator / exec producer, season 1
writer (or co-writer) of 3 episodes

"Suddenly Susan"
co-executive producer, season 1
creative consultant, season 2
writer (or co-writer) of 4 episodes

"The Boys"
creator / exec producer, 6 episodes
writer (or co-writer) of 4 episodes

"Cheers"
executive story editor, season 8
co-producer, season 9
co-exec producer, season 10
exec producer, season 11
writer (or co-writer) of 18 episodes

"Newhart"
story editor, season 7
writer (or co-writer) of 7 episodes

"It's a Living"
staff writer, 1985 season
writer of 1 episode




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