EXCLUSIVE: Comedy writer-producer Dave Hemingson has closed an overall deal at ABC Studios after a decade-long stint at 20th Century Fox TV. The signing is part of a roster-building effort on the part of ABC Studios, which is looking to bring in several high-level writers heading into next season. At 20th TV, Hemingson most recently served as executive producer/co-showrunner on the studio’s upcoming CBS multi-camera comedy series Friends With Better Lives alongside creator Dana Klein. He previously served in the same capacity on 20th TV’s single-camera comedy series Don’t Trust The B—- In Apartment 23 for ABC and Traffic Light for Fox.
Hemingson also worked on 20th TV’s animated comedies Family Guy and American Dad, live-action comedy How I Met Your Mother and drama Lie To Me. He created several projects that were picked up to pilot, two of which — the 2005 single-camera comedy Kitchen Confidential starring Bradley Cooper and 2010 ABC drama The Deep End – went to series. Columbia University School Of Law graduate Hemingson cut his teeth as a TV writer on the NBC comedies Jesse and Just Shoot Me. He is repped by WME and McKuin, Frankel.