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John Wells (III)

Producer | Writer | Director
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KNOWN FOR 
ER (1994-2009) | Shameless (2011-2017) | The West Wing (1999-2006)
AWARDS 
Won 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 21 wins & 45 nominations More »
BORN 
May 28, 1956 (age 61)

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Projects in Development (8 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Television in Production (2 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNTSTATUS
  • Primary photo for ShamelessShameless (TV Series) Writer (developed for American television by) ( 12 episodes, 2017 )  Less 2017 12 Released
    • Episode #8.12 (2017) Writer (developed for American television by)  Less
    • Episode #8.11 (2017) Writer (developed for American television by)  Less
    • Episode #8.10 (2017) Writer (developed for American television by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for American WomanAmerican Woman (TV Series) Executive Producer ( 12 episodes, 2017 )  Less 2017 12 Post-Prod
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Past Film & Video (35 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Past Television (32 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Animal KingdomAnimal Kingdom (TV Series) Executive Producer ( 23 episodes, 2016–2017 ) , Director ( 4 episodes, 2016–2017 ) , Writer ( 2 episodes, 2016–2017 )  Less 2016–2017 23
    • Betrayal (Aug 29, 2017) Director, Executive Producer, Writer  Less
    • You Will Be Gutted (Aug 22, 2017) Executive Producer  Less
    • The Leopard (Aug 15, 2017) Executive Producer  Less
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  • Primary photo for ShamelessShameless (TV Series) Executive Producer ( 84 episodes, 2011–2016 ) , Writer (developer) ( 39 episodes, 2011–2014 ) , Writer (developed for American television by) ( 36 episodes, 2015–2016 ) , Writer ( 13 episodes, 2011–2016 ) , Writer (developed for american television by) ( 8 episodes, 2011–2014 ) , Director ( 6 episodes, 2011–2016 ) , Writer (teleplay) ( 2 episodes, 2011 )  Less 2011–2016 84
    • Requiem for a Slut (Dec 18, 2016) Director, Executive Producer, Writer (developed for American television by), Writer  Less
    • Happily Ever After (Dec 11, 2016) Executive Producer, Writer (developed for American television by)  Less
    • Ride or Die (Dec 4, 2016) Executive Producer, Writer (developed for American television by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Studio CityStudio City (TV Movie) Executive Producer  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for SouthlandSouthland (TV Series) Executive Producer ( 43 episodes, 2009–2013 ) , Writer ( 2 episodes, 2010–2011 ) , Writer (teleplay) ( 1 episode, 2011 )  Less 2009–2013 43
    • Reckoning (Apr 17, 2013) Executive Producer  Less
    • Chaos (Apr 10, 2013) Executive Producer  Less
    • The Felix Paradox (Apr 3, 2013) Executive Producer  Less
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  • Primary photo for BoomerangBoomerang (TV Movie) Executive Producer  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Bad GirlsBad Girls (TV Movie) Executive Producer  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Prodigy BullyProdigy Bully (TV Movie) Executive Producer, Writer (creator)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Mildred PierceMildred Pierce (TV Mini-series) Executive Producer ( 5 episodes, 2011 )  Less 2011 5
    • Part Five (Apr 10, 2011) Executive Producer  Less
    • Part Four (Apr 10, 2011) Executive Producer  Less
    • Part Three (Apr 3, 2011) Executive Producer  Less
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  • Primary photo for Gimme ShelterGimme Shelter (TV Movie) Executive Producer  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Previously On: E.R.Previously On: E.R. (TV Movie) Himself, Executive Producer  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for ERER (TV Series) Executive Producer ( 331 episodes, 1994–2009 ) , Writer ( 24 episodes, 1995–2005 ) , Director ( 9 episodes, 1998–2009 ) , Writer ( 5 episodes, 1994–2009 ) , Writer (teleplay by) ( 1 episode, 1994 ) , Writer (story) ( 1 episode, 2003 ) , Writer (excerpts written by) ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 1994–2009 331
    • And in the End... (Apr 2, 2009) Executive Producer, Writer  Less
    • I Feel Good (Mar 26, 2009) Executive Producer  Less
    • Shifting Equilibrium (Mar 19, 2009) Executive Producer, Writer (excerpts written by) (uncredited)  Less
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  • Primary photo for SmithSmith (TV Series) Writer (creator) ( 7 episodes, 2006–2007 ) , Writer ( 3 episodes, 2006 ) , Executive Producer ( 2 episodes, 2006–2007 )  Less 2006–2007 7
    • Seven (Apr 24, 2007) Executive Producer, Writer (creator)  Less
    • Six (Apr 17, 2007) Writer (creator)  Less
    • Five (Apr 3, 2007) Writer (creator)  Less
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  • Primary photo for The West WingThe West Wing (TV Series) Executive Producer ( 154 episodes, 1999–2006 ) , Writer ( 9 episodes, 2003–2006 ) , Writer ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 1999–2006 154
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  • Primary photo for Prodigy/BullyProdigy/Bully (TV Movie) Executive Producer, Writer (creator)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for The EvidenceThe Evidence (TV Series) Producer  Less 2006– 
  • Primary photo for Mrs. HarrisMrs. Harris (TV Movie) Executive Producer  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Dark ShadowsDark Shadows (TV Movie) Executive Producer  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Third WatchThird Watch (TV Series) Writer (creator) ( 132 episodes, 1999–2005 ) , Executive Producer ( 132 episodes, 1999–2005 ) , Writer ( 9 episodes, 1999–2001 ) , Writer (teleplay) ( 3 episodes, 1999–2001 ) , Writer ( 2 episodes, 2001–2002 ) , Writer (story) ( 2 episodes, 1999–2001 )  Less 1999–2005 132
    • Goodbye to Camelot (May 6, 2005) Executive Producer, Writer (creator)  Less
    • End of Tour (Apr 29, 2005) Executive Producer, Writer (creator)  Less
    • How Do You Spell Belief? (Apr 22, 2005) Executive Producer, Writer (creator)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Jonny ZeroJonny Zero (TV Series) Executive Producer  Less 2005– 
  • Primary photo for The F.B.I. FilesThe F.B.I. Files (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003 1
  • Primary photo for Presidio MedPresidio Med (TV Series) Writer (created by) ( 14 episodes, 2002–2003 ) , Writer ( 1 episode, 2002 ) , Executive Producer ( 1 episode )  Less 2002–2003 14
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  • Primary photo for The Big TimeThe Big Time (TV Movie) Executive Producer  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for The West Wing Documentary SpecialThe West Wing Documentary Special (TV Movie) Executive Producer  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Citizen BainesCitizen Baines (TV Series) Executive Producer, Writer  Less 2000– 
  • Primary photo for TrinityTrinity (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1998 )  Less 1998 1
  • Primary photo for The AdversariesThe Adversaries (TV Movie) Executive Producer, Writer  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Mystery DanceMystery Dance (TV Series) Producer ( 1 episode, 1995 )  Less 1995 1
  • Primary photo for Angel StreetAngel Street (TV Series) Executive Producer  Less 1992– 
  • Primary photo for The NightmanThe Nightman (TV Movie) Co-Executive Producer, Writer  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Angel StreetAngel Street (TV Movie) Executive Producer, Writer  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for China BeachChina Beach (TV Series) Supervising Producer ( 22 episodes, 1989–1990 ) , Producer ( 17 episodes, 1988–1989 ) , Co-Executive Producer ( 16 episodes, 1990–1991 ) , Writer ( 8 episodes, 1988–1991 ) , Writer (story) ( 8 episodes, 1990–1991 ) , Writer (teleplay) ( 3 episodes, 1989–1991 ) , Writer (continuity) ( 1 episode, 1989 )  Less 1988–1991 55
    • Hello Goodbye (Jul 22, 1991) Co-Executive Producer, Writer (story), Writer (teleplay)  Less
    • Through and Through (Jul 16, 1991) Co-Executive Producer  Less
    • Rewind (Jul 9, 1991) Co-Executive Producer, Writer  Less
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  • Primary photo for CBS Summer PlayhouseCBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1988 ) , Producer ( 1 episode, 1988 )  Less 1988 1
    • Roughhouse (Aug 16, 1988) Producer, Writer  Less
Self (27 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Archive Footage (1 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for E! True Hollywood StoryE! True Hollywood Story (TV Series) Himself - ER ( 1 episode, 2008 )  Less 2008
    • Mariska Hargitay (Apr 18, 2008) Himself - ER (archive footage)  Less

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