Timothy "Tim" P. Minear (born October 29, 1963) is an American screenwriter and director. He was born in New York, grew up in Whittier, California, and studied film at California State University, Long Beach.
Minear was an assistant director on the film Platoon, and wrote episodes for several television series including The X-Files, Zorro, and Lois and Clark. He later wrote, executive-produced, and directed episodes of Strange World, Angel, Firefly, Wonderfalls, and The Inside (which he also created, with Howard Gordon).
Minear had another series, Drive, airing on Fox in April 2007, however it was cancelled by the network after only four episodes. Drive was set to return with two additional episodes on July 4, 2007, but these were rescheduled to July 13 and then cancelled. This continued his tradition of short-lived work on Fox.
Minear often works with Joss Whedon, and his work is typically characterized by a sharp, black humour and an ability to portray characters who are sympathetic and understandable, but morally ambiguous. An example of this is Angel Season Two, where Minear wrote all of the key episodes in the "beige Angel" arc.
In 2007 Minear received a pilot commitment from ABC for Miracle Man, a drama series for which the company engaged in a bidding war with Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is being produced by 20th Century Fox Television, with which Minear is signed in an overall deal.
- Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
- 4x05 "Brutal Youth" (writer)
- 4x11 "'Twas the Night Before Mxymas" (writer)
- 4x14 "Meet John Doe" (writer)
- 4x20 "I've Got You Under My Skin" (writer)
- The X-Files
- Strange World
- 1x02 "Lullaby" (writer)
- 1x04 "Spirit Falls" (co-writer)
- 1x05 "Sense & Sensitivity" (writer)
- 1x09 "Hero" (co-writer)
- 1x11 "Somnambulist" (writer)
- 1x15 "The Prodigal" (writer)
- 1x19 "Sanctuary" (co-writer)
- 2x02 "Are You Now or Have You Ever Been" (writer)
- 2x07 "Darla" (writer/director)
- 2x09 "The Trial" (co-writer)
- 2x10 "Reunion" (co-writer)
- 2x15 "Reprise" (writer)
- 2x16 "Epiphany" (writer)
- 2x21 "Through The Looking Glass" (writer/director)
- 3x03 "That Old Gang of Mine" (writer)
- 3x06 "Billy" (co-writer)
- 3x09 "Lullaby" (writer/director)
- 3x14 "Couplet" (co-writer/director)
- 3x20 "A New World" (director)
- 3x21 "Benediction" (writer/director)
- 4x22 "Home" (writer/director)
- 1x02 "Karma Chameleon" (writer)
- 1x07 "Barrel Bear" (unaired) (co-writer)
- The Inside
- 1x01 "New Girl In Town" (teleplay & story/director)
- 1x06 "Thief of Hearts" (co-writer)
- 1x10 "Little Girl Lost" (unaired in US, UK Airdate 03/17/2006) (co-writer)
- 1x13 "Skin and Bone" (unaired) (story)
- 1x00 "Unaired Pilot" (co-writer)
- 1x01 "The Starting Line" (co-writer)
- 1x02 "Partners" (co-writer)
- 1x05 "True Believer" (writer)
- 1x12 "Omega" (writer/director)
- 2x03 "Belle Chose" (writer)
- 2x11 "Getting Closer" (writer/director)
- 1x11 "Sins of the Past" (writer)
- The Chicago Code
- 1x04 "Cabrini-Green" (co-writer)
- American Horror Story
- Schneider, Michael (2007-04-25). "'Drive' runs out of gas". Variety. Retrieved 2007-04-26.
- "Drive: FOX Hijacks Last Two Episodes". TV Series Finale. 2007-07-06. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-10-24.
- "Minear To Adapt Moon". Sci Fi Wire. 2004-01-20.
- Tim Minear. The Glenn and Helen Show (February 25, 2006). Instapundit.com Occurs at 00:35:23.
- Andreeva, Nellie (2007-08-28). "It's a 'Miracle' for Minear, Holland, ABC". The Hollywood Reporter.
- "TV Summer School: How to Have an Overall Deal" (blog entry). Watch with Kristin. E! Online. 2007-08-20.