Mitchell Hurwitz is an Emmy, TCA, and WGA Award winning writer and producer best known for creating and Executive Producing the genre-breaking television show Arrested Development. Initially made for Fox, Arrested Development has topped many lists of the best shows of all time and through its three year run it received 18 Emmy nominations - of which Hurwitz took home three, two for writing and one for producing. Hurwitz most recently wrote, directed and produced Season 4 of Arrested Development as a series of specials to Netflix this year - in another effort at finding alternatives to the traditional means of story-telling (and content delivery). The series debuted all at once in May 2013, and the new iteration of the show offers fourteen episodes that tell different pieces of a bigger story - one that Hurwitz hopes will cross platforms and lead to a movie that continues where the series leaves off.
Prior to his work on this straight to streaming production, Hurwitz co-ran Tantamount Pictures - a production pod under Sony Pictures Television, where he both Executive Produced several shows and created others including Running Wilde with Will Arnett and Sit Down, Shut Up for Fox. Prior to that he co-created The Ellen Show, and created the NBC comedy Everything's Relative, starring Jeffrey Tambor and Jill Clayburgh.
Hurwitz began his career at the prodigious comedy production company Witt Thomas Harris, first as a development executive, and later went on to write and produce for the Golden Girls.