Diane English

Diane English

Highest Rated: 14% The Women (2008)

Lowest Rated: 14% The Women (2008)

Birthday: May 18, 1948

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA

TV writer from the realm of public broadcasting turned successful writer-producer for CBS primetime. Getting her feet wet in TV production with the New York City PBS station WNET, English chalked up her first notable writing achievement when she penned an adaptation of Ursula LeGuin's science-fiction classic, "The Lathe of Heaven." She later wrote several other TV-movies ("Her Life as a Man" 1984, "Classified Love" 1986) before creating her first CBS comedy series, "Foley Square." The show lasted only half a season, but English had slightly more success with her second sitcom, the similarly slender if equally amiable "My Sister Sam." Proving the old adage that "the third time's the charm," she finally hit the jackpot with the acclaimed and popular "Murphy Brown." Spotlighting the working and private lives of a successful TV newswoman (Candice Bergen), the show drew obvious parallels with English's own high-profile media career and afforded her more than ample opportunities to showcase her gifts for creating both farce and satire. Married to producing partner Joel Shukovsky.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
14% 38% The Women Director,
Writer,
Producer
$26.9M 2008

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murphy Brown Executive Producer,
Writer
2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Guest 2013
11% No Score Yet Living in Captivity Executive Producer 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murphy Brown Unknown (Guest Star),
Writer
1998
43% No Score Yet Ink Executive Producer,
Writer
1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love & War Executive Producer 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Rush Executive Producer 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Sister Sam Unknown (Guest Star),
Executive Producer,
Writer
1986-1988

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