Jason Katims — American Writer born on November 30, 1960,

Jason Katims is an American television writer, producer, and playwright. He is best known for being the head writer and executive producer of both Friday Night Lights, on which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series in 2011 for his work on the series finale, and Parenthood. He has also worked on Relativity, which he created and wrote for; Roswell, which he developed, produced and wrote for; Boston Public, which he co-wrote; Pepper Dennis; About a Boy; and the 1996 movie The Pallbearer, starring David Schwimmer and Gwyneth Paltrow. He has two children, Phoebe and Sawyer Katims... (wikipedia)

I feel that people are basically trying to do their best in the world. Even when you see people making mistakes, you understand why they're making a mistake. Everybody has flaws, everybody has demons, everybody has ghosts, but I think you watch people and you see everybody trying to do their best.
One of the things you realize when you have a health crisis in your immediate family is that life does not stop so that you can go through that experience.
The frustrating thing about 'Friday Night Lights' is I know a lot more people would respond to the show if they saw it.
I sort of was inspired by 'Friday Night Lights,' where it was a very different show, but similar in that they were both large ensemble dramas where you had many stories going on at once. I wanted to do a show that shared that element, and that's really why I wanted to develop 'Parenthood' as a series.
The most frustrating thing to me is when I tell people I work on 'Friday Night Lights,' they'll say, 'Oh, I hear that's a really good show.' They never watched it.

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