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Bryce Zabel Returns


USI Calgary

J. Randall Murphy
Staff member
1581490203460.png Bryce Zabel returns to The Paracast to update us on what he's been working on since his last appearance.

Every pilot ever written by Zabel that has been produced has also gone on to series. He has received the Writers Guild on-screen "created by" or "developed by" credit on five TV drama series including: NBC's Emmy-winning (main titles) science fiction series Dark Skies (1996), FOX's African-American superhero show M.A.N.T.I.S. (1994); the syndicated comic/film adaptation The Crow: Stairway to Heaven (1998), CTV's newsroom drama E.N.G. (1989) and CBS's medical franchise Kay O'Brien (1986). His other series work includes L.A. Law (1986); Life Goes On (1989) and The New Adventures of Superman (1993). Three of his series have been major DVD box set releases.

From 2001 to 2003, Zabel served as Chairman/CEO of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the first writer/producer elected to this position since his boyhood idol, Rod Serling. He presided over the most tumultuous and transformational time in Academy history, taking office at a time when 9/11 forced the cancellation of the prime time Emmys not once, but twice. He also led the negotiations which resulted in a 250% increase in the Emmy telecast license fee. Previously, he served on the Writers Guild Board of Directors.

Twice nominated by the WGA for outstanding screen-writing, Zabel's work has also been nominated by the Mystery Writers of America, Environmental Media Association and LA Area Emmy Awards. His nominated work includes the fan-favorite L.A. Law (1986) where Jimmy Smits' character defends baby-killers who get away with murder and the Dark Skies (1996) pilot about the Kennedy assassination which launched the NBC Saturday night programming concept.


  • More About Bryce Zabel: Bryce Zabel - IMDb
  • The show will be recorded Thursday Feb 13, 2020 at 4:00 PM MT
  • Last Show With Bryce: May 2019
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