Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Occupation(s)||Television producer and writer|
Karl Schaefer is an American television producer and writer.
He is best known for co-creating the 1990s series Eerie, Indiana with José Rivera. Prior to working on Eerie, Indiana. Schaefer created the series TV 101. His other television credits include Strange Luck, Monk, Small Shots, The Dead Zone, Eureka, Ghost Whisperer and the television film The Apartment Complex (1999), directed by Tobe Hooper. He was Executive Producer and Showrunner for Z Nation, a zombie series he co-created with Craig Engler, and its prequel spin-off, Black Summer.
Schaefer is the CEO of Unreality Inc, an Intellectual Property Creator.
The numbers in directing and writing credits refer to the number of episodes.
|TV 101||1988–89||Yes||No||Yes (3)||Yes||CBS|
|Eerie, Indiana||1991–92||Yes||No||Yes (4)||Yes||NBC|
|Strange Luck||1995–96||Yes||No||Yes (2)||Yes||Fox||Executive producer (13 episodes)|
|Eerie, Indiana: The Other Dimension||1998||No||No||Yes (1)||No||Fox Kids Network|
|Ghosts of Fear Street||1998||Yes||No||No||Yes||ABC||Pilot episode|
|The Apartment Complex||1999||—||No||Yes||Yes||Showtime Networks||Television film|
|Small Shots||2001||No||Yes||No||Yes||The New TNN|
|The Dead Zone||2003–06||No||Yes (1)||Yes (8)||No||USA Network||Co-executive producer (season 2: 4 episodes)|
Executive producer (season 3: 11 episodes; season 4: 2 episodes)
Executive consultant (season 4: 8 episodes; season 5: 2 episodes)
|Monk||2003||No||No||Yes (1)||No||USA Network|
|Eureka||2006||No||No||Yes (2)||No||Sci Fi||Co-executive producer (season 1: 11 episodes)|
|Ghost Whisperer||2007–08||No||No||Yes (2)||No||CBS||Consulting producer (season 3: 13 episodes)|
|Z Nation||2014–18||Yes||No||Yes (11)||Yes||Syfy|
|Black Summer||2019–present||Yes||No||Yes (4)||Yes||Netflix|