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      Peter Lauer

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      Birthplace: USA

      Peter Lauer began his directing career in music videos, and later worked on slightly unconventional family and pre-teen sitcoms; he then moved on to more adult-centered quirky comedies in the late 1990s and 2000s. His television series debut came in 1993 with the Nickelodeon comedy series "The Adventures of Pete and Pete"-- a surreal, fast-paced show following two young, intelligent, and offbeat brothers. Success there led to Lauer directing two episodes of another Nickelodeon show, "The Secret World of Alex Mack," whose main character is a charismatic pre-teen struggling to hide her telekinetic and shape-shifting powers in the world of suburban middle school. In 1999, Lauer directed a number of episodes for the idiosyncratic Comedy Central series "Strangers with Candy"-- a show that pokes fun at the afterschool specials of the 1970s, starring Amy Sedaris as a 46-year-old ex-drug addict who returns to high school as a freshman. In 2004, Lauer directed numerous episodes of two major critically-acclaimed and award-winning comedies: "Malcolm in the Middle," a family-based sitcom starring Frankie Muniz as a boy genius; and "Arrested Development," a postmodern family comedy with Ron Howard as both narrator and executive producer. Later on in the decade, Lauer worked on the Zach Braff hospital comedy "Scrubs," which showcased Lauer's strengths well, as the series featured both surreal comedic elements and frequent daydream sequences reminiscent of what made "The Adventures of Pete and Pete" unique.

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      No Score Yet 42% Level Up Director,
      Executive Producer
      - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home Now Director - 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cry Baby Lane Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Executive Producer
      - 2000

      TV

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      No Score Yet 79% Young Sheldon Director 2017
      27% 54% Imaginary Mary Director 2017
      27% 60% Manhattan Love Story Director 2014
      57% 92% Forever Director 2014
      56% 35% Bad Teacher Director 2014
      76% 81% Trophy Wife Director 2013
      13% 50% Family Tools Director 2013
      17% 33% How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) Director 2013
      31% 83% The Neighbors Director 2012
      91% 90% Suburgatory Writer 2012
      83% 86% Scrubs Director 2001 2010
      96% 95% Pushing Daisies Director 2008
      77% No Score Yet Samantha Who? Director 2008
      80% 62% Reaper Director 2007
      74% No Score Yet The Knights of Prosperity Director 2007
      50% No Score Yet Help Me Help You Director 2006
      19% No Score Yet Pepper Dennis Director 2006
      75% 85% Arrested Development Director 2004-2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jake in Progress Director 2005
      No Score Yet 90% Malcolm in the Middle Director 2004
      86% 86% Gilmore Girls Director 2004
      93% 96% Everwood Director 2003
      88% No Score Yet Maybe It's Me Director 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star Director 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Grounded for Life Director 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Go Fish Director 2001