DAVID CASPE, creator, executive producer
David Caspe grew up in San Francisco and Chicago. He spent most of his life pursuing visual art. He received an MFA in painting from The School of Visual Art in Manhattan in 2006, and his work has been shown in galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and abroad. After delving more and more into video art, Caspe decided to switch his focus to writing and directing movies. He moved to Los Angeles in 2007 and started writing features. His first spec sale was the dark comedy "The Karate Kids" to Summit Entertainment, with Benderspink producing. His other credits include "I Hate You, Dad" at Sony, with Happy Madison producing; and "Untitled David Caspe/Charlize Theron Comedy" at Skydance/Paramount, with Charlize Theron producing and attached to star. "Happy Endings" is his first foray into television.
JAMIE TARSES, executive producer
In addition to ABC's critically acclaimed comedy series "Happy Endings," Jamie Tarses serves as executive producer for CBS's new drama series, "Made In Jersey," TNT's "Franklin & Bash" and TBS's "Men At Work." As an independent TV producer she previously executive-produced the series "My Boys" (TBS), "HawthoRNe" (TNT), "Mad Love"(CBS) and "Mr. Sunshine" (ABC). Born in Pennsylvania, Tarses grew up in Los Angeles. After graduating with a theater degree from Williams College, she entered show business as an assistant to the talent executive on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." From there, she went on to hold executive jobs at both NBC and ABC.
JONATHAN GROFF, executive producer
Jonathan Groff's first television writing job was on "The Jon Stewart Show" on MTV. He was a staff writer at "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and later became the head writer for five years, during which time the show was nominated for five Emmy Awards in writing and won two Writers Guild Awards. Groff helped develop and executive-produce "Father of the Pride," a 3-D animated series for NBC from DreamWorks Television. Alongside Conan O'Brien, he co-created the critically acclaimed "Andy Barker, P.I.," starring Andy Richter, for NBC. Before coming to ABC Studios and "Scrubs," he was a consulting producer on CBS' "How I Met Your Mother" for two seasons.
JOSH BYCEL, executive producer
Josh Bycel has written and produced TV shows for Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, USA, Comedy Central, the WB and MTV, as well as writing for the Academy Awards, hosted by Jon Stewart, and the MTV Movie Awards. He was the executive producer and showrunner on the last season of "Scrubs" on ABC, and executive producer and showrunner of the 2012 ABC pilot "Awesometown." He is presently an executive producer and writer on ABC's "Happy Endings."
Bycel is also the founder and executive director of OneKid OneWorld, a non-profit rebuilding schools in Kenya and El Salvador using green technologies, as well as partnering each of these overseas schools with schools in the United States.
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