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David Shore Collection
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The David Shore Collection, 2004-2005 covers development materials for the television series House, M.D. as well as production materials for thirteen episodes from the first season of the show. The collection primarily consists of drafts, outlines, and correspondence regarding these thirteen episodes, including early show development items such as title and story ideas.
David Shore was born on July 3, 1959 in London, Ontario, Canada. After obtaining a law degree from the University of Toronto in 1982, he worked as a municipal and corporate lawyer, but moved to Los Angeles shortly after to pursue a career in Hollywood. Through the 1990s and early 2000s, Shore wrote for Canadian and American television, particularly crime and legal procedurals like Due South, NYPD Blue, Family Law, and Law & Order, the last of which earned him two Emmy nominations as a producer. In 2004, David Shore and Paul Attanasio developed the medical procedural television show House, M.D. for Fox, which became the network’s biggest new hit of that year and ran from 2004-2012. In 2005, Shore won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for season one, episode twenty-one, “Three Stories.” He also won the Humanitas Prize for the same episode. House ran for a total of eight seasons, during which it netted four Emmy nominations for outstanding drama series, along with numerous other accolades for writing, performance, and directing. Shore has continued to write and produce for television, co-creating series such as Battle Creek with Vince Gilligan, Sneaky Pete with Bryan Cranston, and ABC medical drama The Good Doctor, which earned him another Humanitas Award. He lives in Southern California with his wife and three children.
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