Veteran television creator, showrunner and executive producer Bruce Helford has amassed one of the most successful track records in American primetime television comedy. One of the industry’s most sought‐after comedy writers, Helford is perhaps best known for co‐creating and executive producing the long‐running ABC comedy hit, The Drew Carey Show, starring stand‐up comedian Drew Carey, which was a critical and popular hit that ran for 10 seasons from 1995 to 2004. Helford also created and executive produced the popular ABC comedy The George Lopez Show, which starred Latino radio personality and comedian George Lopez and ran for 120 episodes from 2002 to 2007.
Helford’s latest project is the comedy series Anger Management starring Charlie Sheen, which debuted on the FX network in the summer of 2012. Helford is writing, showrunning and executive producing the series, which is also being produced for FX by Lionsgate Television, Revolution Studios and Evolution Entertainment. Using the innovative Debmar‐Mercury syndication model, Anger Management received a 90 episode back-order after the record-breaking ratings success of the first 10 episodes.
Among Helford’s numerous credits, he served as executive producer and writer for the top‐rated comedy Roseanne during the series’ fifth season in 1992. Helford also created or co‐created the television series The Norm Show, Wanda at Large, Freddie, Nikki, and Bless This House. Helford is the founder and owner of the television production company Mohawk Productions.