Clyde B. Phillips
|Occupation||Writer and producer|
Clyde B. Phillips (born October 3, 1958) is a writer and producer for television and film. He has written for the shows Dexter, Shout About Movies, Suddenly Susan, Parker Lewis Can't Lose, Midas Valley, and Trapper John, M.D.. He has worked as a producer on Players, Charles & Diana: A Royal Love Story, If Things Were Different, Bud and Lou, and as an executive producer of the shows Dexter, Get Real, Parker Lewis Can't Lose, Eddie Dodd, Police Story: Cop Killer, Houston Knights, Northstar, and Midas Valley.
For the 1970s, Phillips worked at Bob Banner Associates, before starting Blue Hill Avenue Productions with a contract at 20th Century-Fox Television. In 1985, he worked on an unsold television pilot Northstar with friend Daniel Grodnik that was meant for the ABC television network. In 1986, he started working at a job at Columbia Pictures Television to produce their own projects.
Phillips joined the crew of Showtime television drama Dexter as a showrunner, executive producer and writer for Season 1. He joined the crew after the pilot was already finished and he ended up reshooting some of the scenes and scrapping others. He was nominated for the Edgar award for Best Television Episode (Teleplay), for writing the episode "Crocodile".
He returned as the showrunner, executive producer and writer for the next three seasons. Phillips and the writing staff were nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for best dramatic series at the February 2008 ceremony for their work on the second season. The writing staff were nominated for the same award at the February 2009 ceremony for their work on the third season. Phillips and the writing staff was nominated for the WGA award a third consecutive time at the February 2010 ceremony for their work on the fourth season. Phillips stepped down as show runner after the fourth season and left his role as an executive producer. He was credited as a consultant for the rest of its run, but did not directly work on the series beyond the first few episodes of season five. Dexter was nominated for 18 Emmy awards under his leadership, including three nominations for Outstanding Drama Series.
Phillips joined Nurse Jackie for season five, where he served as showrunner and executive producer for its final three seasons.
In 2016, he adapted the Danish series Bankerot into the AMC series Feed the Beast. The series was canceled after one season.
In 2020, it was announced that Phillips would return as showrunner for a 10-episode Dexter revival, due to premiere on November 7, 2021.