Three seasons. Fifty five episodes. In twenty four months.
by Matt Boren
In three days I will wrap my writing duties on Nick at Nite’s first original sitcom – See Dad Run. Three seasons. Fifty five episodes. In twenty four months.
Last night we had our final rewrite in our offices at Paramount studios. On Monday a new group of writers will sit in our writer’s room and they will break stories for a brand new show.
Our stage will be home to a new community. The ups and downs we shared for two years (without a break) will be held in our memories and soon enough this series will be part of our resume, our story, our history.
Working in a small room with thirteen other people is like a reality show about unlikely strangers living together. We spent the majority of these two years together. We know each other’s eating habits, mood swings, triggers.
If you suffer any childhood separation anxiety, this might not be the business for you. It all ends. Whether after three seasons or ten. Six episodes or more. We work in a revolving door. And the blood, sweat and tears you put into building one series does not necessarily hold weight with the world outside your show.
Knowing that is liberating. You learn to be present and enjoy the moment at hand. You know, too, once you are packing your boxes, it is time again to dig deep into your artistic reserve and discover again who you are as an artist and what you really want to do in the business of Hollywood.
Packing boxes means one thing – you get to reinvent yourself all over again.Tags: Hollywood, Matt Boren, Nick at Nite, Paramount, Reinvention, See Dad Run (TV show), Television writer, Writer's room