Saladin K. Patterson


Saladin K. Patterson is currently the showrunner of the new “King of the Hill” reboot on Hulu. Recently, he was the creator and showrunner of “The Wonder Years” reboot on ABC which ran for two seasons. Saladin also served as an Executive Producer of the FX comedy series “DAVE.” Prior to that, he was the showrunner of the TBS series “The Last O.G.,” starring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish and the showrunner of the TBS animated series, “The Cops,” starring Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks.

He completed three seasons as Co-Executive Producer of CBS’s long-running hit, “The Big Bang Theory,” which he joined after serving as a Consulting Producer on another CBS hit comedy, “Two and a Half Men.” He completed seven seasons as the Co-Executive Producer on the USA Network’s comedy, “Psych.”  Prior to that, he was under a multi-year development deal with 20th Century Fox TV where he served as Co-Executive Producer on FOX’s “The Bernie Mac” show.

Before joining the Bernie Mac staff, Saladin was a Producer for three seasons on NBC’s Emmy Award winning sitcom “Frasier,” after getting his start on ABC’s “Teen Angel” and Fox’s Eddie Murphy-starrer, “The PJs.” Patterson wrote “The Fighting Temptations” for Paramount Pictures and MTV Films starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Beyonce’ Knowles.  Additionally, he has contributed to various produced features such as “Undercover Brother”, “Scary Movie 4”, “Scary Movie 5”, “The Honeymooners”, “Beauty Shop”, “Shrek Goes Fourth”, “Alvin and the Chipmunks – Chipwrecked,” “Trolls” and has sold numerous television pilots to NBC, ABC, FX, USA Network, Fox, The WB and TV Land.

Saladin K. Patterson began his writing career as one of four writers chosen for the prestigious Walt Disney Writer’s Fellowship Program in 1996.  Upon completion of the program, he was selected to become a writer on Disney/ABC’s “Teen Angel”. In 1998 Patterson was selected as executive story editor on FOX’s “The PJ’s”.  With eight produced scripts between the two shows, the writer turned director completed his first independent production, titled “Da Sixth Sense”. “Da Sixth Sense” appeared in the Acapulco Black Film Festival where it received runner- up for the grand prize and has aired on HBO and Cinemax. In May 2003 Saladin completed his second independent project titled “One Flight Stand” which he wrote, directed and produced.  It has subsequently been screened at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival, American Black Film Festival, Pan-African Film Festival and Aspen ShortFest.

Patterson is a native of Montgomery Alabama and he is an M.I.T. alumnus with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He has also received his M.A. in Psychology from Vanderbilt University. Saladin’s unique background recently contributed to him to be chosen to serve on a special subcommittee of President Obama’s Job Council, comprised of entertainment professionals with backgrounds in science and engineering. He now resides in Los Angeles, California with his wife, Chelsea, his daughter Micah and son, Joshua.