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April 13 2017

Drive turns 10. Co-created by Tim Minear and starring Nathan Fillion, the series about an illegal, cross-country road race turns ten years old today!

January 08 2017

The Story Toolkit's latest writing podcast: "Firefly: Out of Gas - Polarising the Cast". An in depth look at the craft of the Firefly episode "Out of Gas" written by Tim Minear and directed by David Solomon. More...

September 12 2016

Tim Minear lands new showrunning job on Ryan Murphy's "Feud". Technically a co-showrunner on the new anthology program that will begin with the story of Joan Crawford and Betty Davis' rivalry.

April 10 2016

Sofa Dogs Podcast commentary for Angel: Somnabulist with special guest Tim Minear. Three years after his last guest appearance, Tim Minear returns to the Sofadogs podcast for an audio commentary to one of his early ANGEL episodes. More...

August 14 2014

The ultimate guide to this fall's science fiction and fantasy TV. Several Whedonverse writers and actors are involved with these shows.

July 21 2014

"Working at Mutant Enemy is what shaped me more than anything else." Une entrevue avec Tim Minear. English translation at bottom of linked page.

June 27 2014

Top 10 most devastating TV cancellations. From the two guys who do the 'Nothing But Static' podcasts. At least four out of the 10 share Whedon-y connections.

May 28 2014

Tim Minear interview on Circuit 42 Presents. He talks about his body of work from The X-Files to American Horror Story.

March 12 2014

Happy Anniversary to Wonderfalls! The quirky series from creator, Bryan Fuller (as if there was only one) premiered on Fox 10 years ago today!

February 12 2014

'Firefly' producer: A limited series reboot could be great. Yep.

October 28 2013

Happy Birthday, Tim Minear! He turns 50 today.

September 03 2013

Tim Minear featured as writer of American Horror Story on Sundance Channel's The Writer Room. Tim Minear explains he bought into Ryan Murphy's vision of a horror television show once he learned that all of the characters would be killed after the first season.

August 29 2013

Tim Minear chats about American Horror Story: Coven, Angel and Joss. Interesting insight in the differences between the Murphyverse and the Whedonverse.

May 20 2013

Tim Minear returns to Redemptioncast for Angel's "Reunion". The Introcast devoted to watching Buffy and Angel for the first time brings back Angel writer, Tim Minear to discuss season 2, episode 10, "Reunion".

May 02 2013

Doug Petrie joins American Horror Story. According to Tim Minear on Facebook last night, the writer and/or producer on Buffy and Angel (and Professor Normal in Dr. Horrible) joins the FX show, where Minear is a writer and producer, for season three.

May 01 2013

Sofa Dogs Podcast Commentary for ANGEL: "Darla" with special guest Tim Minear. Due to positive feedback from the listeners and the success of the previous commentary for "Reprise", Tim returns to talk about directing his first episode of Angel, parallel story structure and tying together mythologies from the Buffy episode, "Fool For Love". More...

March 26 2013

Sofa Dogs Podcast commentary for Angel: Reprise with special guest Tim Minear. John Pavlich is joined by Tim Minear for another podcast commentary. This time, they discuss episode 15 of ANGEL's second season, Reprise. More...

February 26 2013

Tim Minear vs. Joss Whedon & Drew Goddard in the Bram Stoker Awards. In the Superior Achievement in Screenplay category, Minear is up for the "Dark Cousin" episode of American Horror Story, while Whedon and Goddard are up for The Cabin in the Woods.

January 29 2013

Tim Minear on The Nerdist Writers Panel. This time he's talking about American Horror Story: Asylum, with his creative cohorts from the show.

January 11 2013

Tim Minear and Ensemble of American Horror Story Honored by AFI. Tell Tim he did good, here and at his Facebook page. More...

November 27 2012

Tim Minear returns to Redemptioncast! This "Introcast" (a group is watching a show for the first time, spoiler-free) welcomes back Tim to share in a discussion of Angel (2x02), "Are You Now Or Have You Ever Been..."

November 11 2012

TV Guide's Quick Take with Firefly - Comic-Con Edition. A short video from the TV Guide Magazine yacht covering some cast and crew reactions from right after the Comic-Con Firefly 10 Year Reunion Panel.

November 07 2012

A Review of Browncoats Unite. The special airs Sunday night on The Science Channel (after a Firefly marathon). Diane Werts over at Newsday provides an early review.

October 29 2012

Happy Birthday, Tim Minear! He turns 49 today. More...

September 30 2012

Tim Minear and Jane Espenson reminisce about Firefly. A bittersweet article that came out on the 10th anniversary of our Big Damn Show. More...

June 27 2012

Hollywood Reporter confirms 10th anniversary Firefly Panel at Comic-Con. Set for Ballroom 20 on Friday, July 13 from 12:30-1:30. Reports that Joss, Tim Minear, Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Adam Baldwin, Sean Maher, Michael Fairman and the rest of the Serenity crew will be in attendance. More...

June 22 2012

In honor of his 48th birthday, former Joss coworkers discuss the man with MTV. Specifically, Tim Minear talks about how working under Joss is different from other TV showrunners, and Sean Maher marvels at the man's genius.

March 08 2012

Redemptioncast Special - Q&A with Tim Minear. Stephanie Smith and Robin Burdge ask Tim listener-submitted questions regarding Angel (mostly), Dollhouse and Terriers. There's also some Firefly and Wonderfalls talk thrown in. Chock full o' spoilers! More...

March 02 2012

Tim Minear on Redemptioncast. The Angel-themed "Introcast" (a podcast featuring hosts that are new to a series, recording their impressions after initial viewing, while being spoiler-free) is joined by Tim Minear to discuss the Doyle-focused episode, "Hero".

February 21 2012

Watch the pilot for "Awake" early! Executive Produced by Howard Gordon (Buffy, Angel, The Inside), the series premieres on NBC, March 1st but folks with access to Hulu can see the pilot now. Spoiler Alert: It's Amazing! :) More...
Tim Minear reflects on the first season of American Horror Story. In this recent interview he discusses what attracted him to the FX series and what was involved in breaking each episode.

January 06 2012

Active Architecture: A Dollhouse Retrospective Podcast. This new audio podcast takes an in depth, spoiler-ish look back at the series in air-date order. Not for new Dollhouse viewers, the hosts are attempting to discuss all aspects of the production.

November 03 2011

Did You All See the "Written by Tim Minear" on Last Night's American Horror Story? "Halloween - Part Two" is now available on Amazon streaming and iTunes. More...

October 29 2011

Happy Birthday, Tim Minear! The writer/producer/director is 48 today.

October 05 2011

American Horror Story premieres tonight on FX! Tim Minear is involved, though it's difficult (read: impossible) to find that out through IMDB. Looks like it starts at 10pm on the West Coast.

September 10 2011

Shawn Ryan lands a pilot at ABC. "Last Resort" is a thriller set in the near future. Also, there's now a petition up to get Shawn's short-lived Terriers on DVD.

September 04 2011

'Terriers' on DVD - a fan campaign. Did you like Shawn Ryan and Tim Minear's private eye show? Sad that it got cancelled? Want to see to see it get released on DVD? Well it's time for action then.

August 03 2011

Tim Minear joins the writing staff of American Horror Story, as Consulting Producer. The series will premiere on FX October 5th, with a 90-minute episode.

June 16 2011

Tim Minear on American Horror Story and Terra Nova. In an interview by Assignment X. He's on the staff of the former, and consulted on the latter.

May 10 2011

Fox cancels 'The Chicago Code'. Shawn Ryan and Tim Minear's show is no more. Same for 'Human Target', 'Breaking In', 'Lie To Me' and 'Traffic Light'. More...

May 04 2011

Tim Minear will be at "Screen-Write Right" this Saturday in Memphis, TN. "The panel and workshop will offer advice and guidance to beginning and emerging screenwriters, filmmakers and movie enthusiasts."

April 19 2011

Investigating Angel interviews Tim Minear. Angie Ninde talks to the prolific writer/director/producer about his various works in the Whedonverse, Julie Benz and his process behind key moments from Angel and Dollhouse. This podcast episode contains some Adult Language. More...

April 14 2011

Fact: Tim Minear is made of pure, concentrated evil. Over on his Facebook page, Tim features a video collecting various moments from all his many, splendid cancelled TV shows! More...

March 21 2011

Still Flying - an interview with Tim Minear part 2. In which Tim shares his thoughts on Dr Horrible, the shows he has worked on and more.

March 18 2011

Still Flying: an interview with Tim Minear. It's the first part of the highly anticipated PopMatters interview.

February 28 2011

Airing Tonight: Tim Minear's Episode of The Chicago Code. "Cabrini Green", the fourth episode of The Chicago Code, airs tonight on FOX. Writers Tim Minear and Jon Worley will be doing a Twitter Q&A on the show, which you can check out by following @TheChicagoCode.

February 21 2011

Tim Minear is a consulting producer on NBC's 'REM' pilot. Deadline reports that Jason Isaacs will star in it.

February 12 2011

Live commentary of Dollhouse 1x12 - Omega with Tim Minear. Set TV volume to 0 and turn up your PC volume.

January 15 2011

Terriers episode guest-starring Olivia Williams named Best of 2010. Terriers episode 3 "Change Partners" takes the top spot in The Futon Critic's annual list of the 50 best episodes of each year.

December 31 2010

Assignment X interview:Tim Minear talks Drive, Terriers & more: Part 3. In the final part of a three-part interview Tim talks about Drive, Terriers and the differences between running a show solo versus in collaboration with creative partners.

December 29 2010

Tim Minear chats Dollhouse and what season 3 could have been. Along with Dollhouse, he also talks about the passing of actor Andy Hallett who Minear worked with on Angel.

December 06 2010

Terriers cancelled by FX. TV by the Numbers report that Terriers is no more.

November 17 2010

(SPOILER) Tim Minear wrote tonight's episode of Terriers. If you love "Out of Gas," "Omega," "Are You Now or Have You Ever Been," and too many other Firefly, Dollhouse and Angel episodes to list, treat yourself to the latest written by the man. (Spoiler tag solely because the article mentions the structure of tonight's episode. It gives away none of the story.) More...

November 03 2010

Tim Minear's new show gets Fox premiere date. The Chicago Code (formerly Ride-Along) will air on February 7th.

October 28 2010

Keith Szarabajka was on Terriers last night. Now available on iTunes, watch Daniel Holtz in "Agua Caliente", in both standard and high definition.

October 21 2010

Tim Minear talks to Kelly Wheeler about Terriers. In the latest video to go along with the latest post on the Terriers production blog, Tim talks about what makes (or doesn't make) the show's characters different. Link is directly to the video, not the spoiler-laden blog post.

September 23 2010

Olivia Williams' episode of Terriers on iTunes. Episode 3, "Change Partners" aired last night and is available on iTunes today. More...

September 08 2010

Terriers premieres tonight at 10/9 Central on FX. Show your support for Tim Minear and his new cable show by tuning in.

August 30 2010

A Q&A with Tim Minear about his new show 'Terriers'. The premiere airs on September 8th at 10pm on FX.

August 18 2010

Firefly and Wonderfalls make "Too Late To Save" list from EW. Entertainment Weekly had an interesting list of "top 19 shows fans discovered too late to save". They include Firefly and Tim Minear's "Wonderfalls". More...

August 13 2010

First trailer for Tim Minear and Shawn Ryan's Terriers. Former Angel writers Tim Minear and Shawn Ryan are teaming together for Terriers, a new detective show that will premiere September 8th on FX. More promos can be found here.

July 16 2010

(SPOILER) Futon Critic's early review of Tim Minear's new show, Terriers. The comedy/drama series about Private Investigators premieres in September on FX.

May 06 2010

Special offer on Joss Whedon and Tim Minear DVDs. Creative Screenwriting are offering a 20% discount to Whedonesque readers on their Joss Whedon: The Master at Play and Tim Minear - Breaking the Story DVDs. Details are as follows. More...

January 21 2010

Tim Minear in talks to produce Gene Roddenberry pilot "The Questor Tapes". That's according to the Roddenberry Productions press release.

January 08 2010

(SPOILER) Discuss the eleventh episode of Dollhouse season 2. Titled 'Getting Closer', this episode is written and directed by Tim Minear. And if you missed it, the episode is now available to watch for free at the Fox site and Hulu and is available for purchase at iTunes.

December 07 2009

Tim Minear becomes showrunner for Shawn Ryan's new show "Terriers". It's part of Tim's new two-year deal with 20th Century Fox.

November 15 2009

QMX sponsors a panel with Jane Espenson and Tim Minear: On Writing. At next weekend's Salute to Serenity/Firefly event in LA, the panel will be held at 3 pm on Saturday.

November 12 2009

(SPOILER) Casting call details for Dollhouse 2x11. Cool spoilers. Interesting spoilers. Slightly surreal spoilers. It must be a Tim Minear episode. More...

October 28 2009

Happy birthday, Tim Minear! The producer, director, and all around swell fellow turns 46 today.

October 09 2009

(SPOILER) Discuss the third episode of Dollhouse season 2. It's called 'Belle Chose' and it's written by Tim Minear and directed by David Solomon, the same people who brought you the Firefly episode 'Out Of Gas'. And the episode is now available to watch for free at FOX on Demand and Hulu and can be purchased at iTunes. More...

October 08 2009

(SPOILER) Two clips from Dollhouse 2x03 "Belle Chose". Dollverse has two interesting sneak peeks from the episode airing this Friday 9/8c on Fox. Another two clips can be found here and here.

July 31 2009

Tim Minear Wrote Episode Two of Dollhouse Season Two. David Solomon ("Out of Gas") is directing. More...

July 06 2009

Tim Minear talks Alien Nation. Some great insights into the SyFy Channel show.

June 30 2009

Tim Minear is penning the new Alien Nation for SciFi. I mean, "SyFy". Tim is working on the development of the series for Fox 21. More...

May 08 2009

(SPOILER) Discuss the US season finale of Dollhouse. Omega. The End? And if you missed the episode, it's now available to watch the episode for free at Fox on Demand and Hulu and can be purchased on iTunes.

May 01 2009

(SPOILER) Promo for the "Dollhouse" season finale, "Omega". It's written and directed by Tim Minear.

April 09 2009

Fox paid for 13 Dollhouse episodes, 20th Century Fox made 14. E! Online gets to the heart of the Dollhouse finale confusion. And Tim Minear has posted an explanation as well.

April 03 2009

The Write Environment's interview with Tim Minear. Conducted live at The Writers Store in LA last Saturday, now available via the Strike.TV website.

April 01 2009

Tim Minear posts a tribute video for Andy Hallett on Facebook. "Andy was a natural. "Angel" was his first acting gig. Joss came up with the character of The Host (later known as Lorne) with Andy as in inspiration". And Charisma Carpenter had this to say about Andy yesterday, "Andy was a beacon of love and laughter". More...

March 17 2009

Sofadogs return to Minear. It's another full hour podcast of Tim on "Dollhouse, digital downloading, listening to your public, the 'cult' of Darla and war stories concerning creative credit."

March 15 2009

Tim Minear Discusses "True Believer" On Sofa Dogs Podcast. John Pavlich and Tim Minear discuss "breaking the "cult" story, the importance of building a solid foundation for a script, "playing blind" and how to make exposition sound natural."

March 14 2009

A 'True Believer' chat with Tim Minear. He tells Dollverse all about yesterday's episode of Dollhouse. And the episode itself can now be bought on iTunes and watched for free on Hulu or Fox On Demand.

March 13 2009

(SPOILER) Discuss the fifth episode of Dollhouse. Titled 'True Believer', this one's written by Tim Minear and directed by Allan Kroeker (who also directed the Firefly episode 'Ariel').

March 07 2009

(SPOILER) Trailer for Dollhouse episode 5. Tim Minear takes a trip to the Dollhouse.

March 03 2009

(SPOILER) Dollhouse Episode 12 title revealed. Dollverse gives away the title of Tim Minear's penultimate episode of the first season of Dollhouse. Only one more title to complete the puzzle...

February 08 2009

Tim Minear will be interviewed live at The Writers Store. Hosted by The Write Environment, happening 11am March 28th in Westwood, California. The link provided here is to TWE's Facebook page, where you can RSVP. More...

January 31 2009

Yahoo! TV Lists The Best Brilliant But Cancelled Series Of The Decade. Drive gets a mention. More...

January 26 2009

Mark Sheppard to appear at NYC Comic Con, possibly Dragon Con. Mark Sheppard posted an update on his blog, saying he is working on a new Dollhouse episode directed by Tim Minear. He will appear at the NYC Comic Con with The Middleman co-star Kevin Sorbo and asks for help in getting an invite to Dragon Con later this year.

December 30 2008

A quick word from Tim Minear regarding Dollhouse. SciFi Wire has a quote from him for their Midseason TV Preview feature.

November 09 2008

Drive, unaired. A lost "dollhouse" sequence from Tim Minear's Drive. An original opening, here.

October 22 2008

(SPOILER) A taste of what to expect in episode six of Dollhouse. Spoiler TV has the title and casting call details for this Tim Minear penned episode.

August 26 2008

Vampires and Slayers Behind the Scenes on Angel Continues. Just thought I'd float a reminder that Vampires and Slayers is continuing to release behind the scenes interviews on ATS every week, this time covering Hero and Parting Gifts. This week they also feature an audio interview with Joss about our favorite future slayer, Fray. More...

August 11 2008

Vampires and Slayers: Angel Remembered. is beginning an ongoing series of behind the scenes posts about Angel (reg required). More...

June 12 2008

Getting THE INSIDE Out...on DVD! Showcasing the twisted mind of Tim Minear and the deadpan...deadpannity of Adam Baldwin, THE INSIDE was a unique crime drama canceled by Fox (surprise!) and not released on DVD (surprise!), leaving close to half the series unaired (surprise!). See what you can do to change that.

May 30 2008

Tim Minear signs two year deal with 20th Century Fox. According to the Hollywood Reporter, "[he] will work on existing 20th TV series and develop new drama projects for the studio".

April 18 2008

Minear reference in Save Hiatus webcomic. Note the top left corner of the whiteboard in the first panel. More...

March 28 2008

For a strong, vampire-free, America. Vote Whedon/Minear this November. More...

February 07 2008

Special guest announced for Dallas 'Can't Stop The Serenity' event. It's Tim Minear! How cool is that?

December 04 2007

Whedon, Minear Creative Screenwriting Expo DVDs on sale for $12.95. Remember those cool seminars on the writing process that Joss (with introduction by Nathan Fillion) and Tim did for Creative Screenwriting? Well, those DVDs are now on sale at half-price for the holiday season, and shipping is also discounted. More...

November 20 2007

How Does Fox Keep Scoring New TV Shows from Geniuses? Seriously, how? A Metafilterer wonders, and so do I. Some speculation on the who's and what's that make Fox so attractive to creative showrunner- types. More...

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