Thomas W. Lynch

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Thomas W. Lynch (born February 25, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is an American television series creator and executive producer who is the head of his own production company, Tom Lynch Company (previously Lynch Entertainment which is owned by Lynch Pictures) based in Los Angeles, CA.

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Career

The New York Times referred to him as "the David E. Kelley of Tween TV," a reference to his prolific array of successful television shows aimed at the 8- to 14-year-old age group. He has created several hit teenage/children's programs such as The Secret World of Alex Mack , The Journey of Allen Strange , and the drama series Caitlin's Way for Nickelodeon and the drama series Scout's Safari for Discovery Kids (which also aired on NBC during its original run on Discovery Kids).

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<i>The Secret World of Alex Mack</i> television series

The Secret World of Alex Mack is an American television series that ran on Nickelodeon from October 8, 1994 to January 15, 1998, replacing Clarissa Explains It All on the SNICK line-up. It also aired on YTV in Canada, Channel 4 in the United Kingdom and NHK in Japan, and was a staple in the children's weekday line-up for much of the mid-to-late 1990s on the ABC. Repeats of the series aired in 2003 on The N, but it was soon replaced there. The series was produced by Thomas Lynch and John Lynch of Lynch Entertainment, produced by RHI Entertainment, Hallmark Entertainment, and Nickelodeon Productions, and was co-created by Tom Lynch and Ken Lipman.

<i>The Journey of Allen Strange</i> American television series

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Lynch also created the TBS music video series, Night Tracks , and the popular long-running syndicated/Disney Channel musical-variety series Kids Incorporated , which spawned the careers of several future stars such as Jennifer Love Hewitt and Stacy Ferguson (known as Fergie of the popular R&B group The Black Eyed Peas). Kids Incorporated was Lynch's first hit series.

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<i>Night Tracks</i> US television program

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By the 2000s, he also executive produced the dramedy Sk8 and the groundbreaking teen drama Just Deal for NBC's TNBC Saturday morning lineup, the sitcoms 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd and Romeo! for Nickelodeon, the teen drama South of Nowhere for The N, and the science-fiction series Galidor for Fox and Class of 3000 for Cartoon Network. In 2009, Lynch executive produced two new series: the comedy series The Assistants for The N (now TeenNick) and the sci-fi comedy The Troop for Nickelodeon. The Troop shot its second season and aired late 2010/early 2011.

Sk8 is a half-hour teen drama that aired on NBC's TNBC Saturday morning programming block from October 6, 2001 to January 5, 2002 with 13 episodes produced. The show continued in reruns until TNBC's dissolution and replacement by programming leased from Discovery Kids by NBC starting in September 2002.

Just Deal is a comedy-drama series that aired Saturday mornings on NBC as a part of the network's TNBC lineup. The series premiered on September 23, 2000 and ended on September 7, 2002.

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In addition to his emmy-nomination for Outstanding Children's Series for Scout's Safari , Lynch's shows have been nominated for GLAAD Awards, Humanitas Prize, Kid's Choice Awards, Teen Choice Awards, WGA Awards, DGA Awards, Image Awards, Gemini Awards, Leo Awards and Young Artists Awards.

<i>Scouts Safari</i> television series

Scout's Safari was an American teen comedy-drama television series that aired on the Discovery Kids and Saturday mornings on NBC. The series was created by Thomas W. Lynch.

Lynch has written pilots for a number of networks such as NBC, FX and CBS. He currently is in development on several projects for Nickelodeon, The N, MTV, Spike and Cartoon Network.

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In 2015, Lynch created Make It Pop starring Megan Lee, Louriza Tronco, Erika Tham, and Dale Whibley. It premiered on Nickelodeon on March 26. Make It Pop is renewed for a 2nd Season and it premiered on January 4, 2016 with a Christmas Special aired December 5, 2015.

In 2016, The Other Kingdom officially premiered April 10, 2016 on Nickelodeon and Lynch served as creator and executive producer of the show.

Personal life

Lynch and his sister Rachel were raised in Los Angeles where their father was a nuclear physicist. [1] His parents divorced when he was eight. [2]

Lynch is the father of four children. [3]

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References

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  2. Bushman, David (17 January 2018). "The Secret World of Thomas W. Lynch". Medium. Paley.
  3. Bushman, David (17 January 2018). "The Secret World of Thomas W. Lynch". Medium. Paley.