An Emmy-nominated writer and executive producer, Michael Sardo has worked on hundreds of episodes of television, including The Tracey Ullman Show, Grace Under Fire, Wings, Picket Fences, Caroline in the City, American Embassy and Rizzoli & Isles. He has been the showrunner for both comedy and drama series. He was the creator, showrunner and executive producer of the series Fairly Legal and Normal.
Michael has developed and written series pilots for HBO Max, Showtime, Starz, TNT, ABC, NBC, Lifetime and USA networks, HBO Independent Productions, eOne, Witt/Thomas, NBC Productions, Universal Cable Productions, Slingshot Global Media, Circle of Confusion TV, Storyworld Entertainment and MGM Television.
Current projects include the series adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel The Heart Goes Last for MGM Television, the half-hour comedy pilot Sagittarius Meets Cancer, adapted from a Russian script, for Storyworld Entertainment and Timberman-Beverly Productions, and the half-hour dramedy Providencia for 3Pas Studios. He recently ran the Mexico City based writer’s room for the Amazon Latin America series Hasta La Victoria!
Michael teaches pilot writing at Columbia University School of the Arts. He was a Mentor and Guest Lecturer for Midpoint TV, a program for new writers sponsored by HBO Europe in Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia, and the Keynote Speaker at the Branducers Conference on The State of Television in Vittoria Spain.
Michael grew up in The Bronx, currently lives in Santa Monica, California and writes on his sailboat in Marina Del Rey.