Sam Laybourne

Sam Laybourne

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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 2009-15), 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 2013-14).



79% 79% Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Writer 2020-2021
92% 55% black-ish Writer 2017
67% 89% The Real O'Neals Writer 2016
27% 59% Manhattan Love Story Jailer (Guest Star) 2014
70% 58% The Michael J. Fox Show Executive Producer 2013-2014
89% 80% Cougar Town Steve (Guest Star),
68% No Score Yet Worst Week Writer 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aliens in America Writer 2007-2008
74% 81% Arrested Development Writer 2005