Scott Ellis

Scott Ellis

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Emmy-nominated for his direction of "30 Rock"'s first season episode "The Break Up," Scott Ellis is one of television's leading creative visionaries. The well-read Kelsey Grammer-led sitcom "Frasier" gave Ellis a running start; he directed nine episodes between 2000 and 2004. Subsequent gigs included the short-lived Pamela Anderson sitcom "Stacked," about a vapid party girl working at a mom and pop bookstore, and the ABC sibling comedy "Hope & Faith," starring Kelly Ripa as a soap star wreaking havoc on her sister's life. In 2008, Ellis joined "Weeds," a Golden Globe-winning dark comedy about a middle class mom with an unlikely revenue stream. Credited as director and supervising producer during his first two years with the series, Ellis had worked his way up to co-executive producer by 2010. Elsewhere, the director contributed to the sordid saga of Wisteria Lane on "Desperate Housewives," and collaborated with Kyra Sedgwick and J.K. Simmons on their long-running TNT police procedural, "The Closer." In 2009, he made the leap to premium cable with HBO's well-endowed comedy "Hung" and Showtime's hospital dramedy, "Nurse Jackie." Ellis has also directed three episodes of Emmy favorite "Modern Family," and another three of "2 Broke Girls," which was nominated for a 2012 People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Comedy.

Filmography

TV

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No Score Yet 46% B Positive Director 2021
56% 44% All Rise Director 2020-2021
68% 69% Tommy Director 2020
50% 48% Carol's Second Act Director 2019-2020
59% 74% Dollface Director 2019
40% 70% Fam Director 2019
78% 64% Divorce Director 2018
62% 53% Superior Donuts Director 2017
7% 59% Dr. Ken Director 2015-2016
20% 40% One Big Happy Executive Producer 2015
33% 85% Mixology Director 2014
No Score Yet 60% 2 Broke Girls Director 2011-2013
85% 88% Modern Family Director 2010-2011
43% 0% Mad Love Director 2011
93% 91% The Good Wife Director 2009
81% 86% Nurse Jackie Director 2009
83% 83% The Closer Director 2007-2009
72% 88% Desperate Housewives Director 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hope & Faith Director 2005-2006
No Score Yet 100% Out of Practice Director 2005
93% 93% Frasier Director 2000-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Lawrence Director