Born in the USA and raised in Canada, Hart Hanson abandoned his dreams of being a guitar god, and graduated from University College, University of Toronto, with a degree in English and Political Theory. He decided to kickstart a writing career by riding his bicycle across Canada, documenting his adventures for the Toronto Sunday Sun.
Hanson wrote for a number of Canadian television programs, including The Black Stallion, Neon Rider, Northwood, The Odyssey, Outer Limits, Poltergeist, Road to Avonlea and the series Ready or Not, for which he received his first Gemini (Canadian Emmy) nomination.
Hanson wrote the pilot for Traders, which was picked up by the Global Television Network and ran for five years, winning many Geminis, including “Best Writing” for Hanson.
Hanson and his family moved to Los Angeles, where he worked on the short-lived series Cupid as a Supervising Producer, then as Co-Executive Producer on the even-shorter-lived series Snoops. He moved to Twentieth Century Fox and worked on the series Judging Amy for three seasons, rising to executive producer. He also helped launch the series Joan of Arcadia, and eventually wrote the pilot for what is now a decade-long run of Bones on FOX.
His newest series Backstrom premiered on FOX in January.
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