Courtney Lilly

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Sitcom producer and writer Courtney Lilly cut his teeth on "My Boys" (TBS, 2006-2010) before taking over as showrunner for the sixth season of "Black-ish" (ABC, 2014-). Courtney Lilly began his career as a reporter for the Providence Journal-Bulletin but after earning a Nickelodeon Writing Fellowship at the turn of the century he switched his attention to penning TV scripts. He contributed to two episodes of alien animation "Invader Zim" (Nickelodeon, 2001-06), and single episodes of superhero cartoon "Static Shock" (Kids' WB, 2000-04) and aardvark adventure "Arthur" (PBS, 1996-) before moving onto live-action comedy with writing credits on sitcoms "Arrested Development" (Fox, 2003-06) and "Everybody Hates Chris" (UPN, 2005-09) and cross-cultural comedy "I'm Through with White Girls (The Inevitable Undoing of Jay Brooks)" (2007).

In 2006, Lilly joined the writing staff of sports-based rom-com "My Boys" (TBS, 2006-2010), also serving as producer for nine episodes of its four-year run. Lilly pulled the same double duty on the Jimmy Fallon-created sitcom "Guys with Kids" (NBC, 2012-13), hit adult animation "The Cleveland Show" (Fox, 2009-2013) and hangout comedy "Undateable" (NBC, 2014-16). In 2015, Lilly was appointed onto the writing and producing team of another prime-time sitcom, "Black-ish" (ABC, 2014-) and four years later was chosen to replace Jonathan Groff and Kenny Smith as the showrunner of its sixth season.

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