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The year 2024 marks the centenary of Rod Serling, creator of The Twilight Zone and Night Gallery.  Emmy-winning writer Joseph Dougherty (thirtysomething, Pretty Little Liars) picked this special anniversary to reflect on Serling and his contributions to television drama.  An appreciation and exploration of the six-time Emmy-winning writer’s catalogue, Rod Serling at 100: One Writer’s Acknowledgment looks at some of Serling’s best known work and also some of his least acknowledged, inviting a new perspective on a master storyteller.

In the process, Dougherty takes a personal look at the time he spent in The Twilight Zone that led to his own award-winning writing career.


Order one of Dougherty's other books from FMP

The First Cylinder

A Screenwriter's Companion


Rod Serling at 100: One Writer’s Acknowledgment

SKU: 9781949024746-TP
This is a Preorder and the book will ship in December 2024.
  • Celebrate the writer of The Twilight Zone on Serling's 100th birthday. This book will be released Winter 2024.

  • Joseph Dougherty is an Emmy and Humanitas Prize winner for his work on the groundbreaking series thirtysomething, he has written several movies for HBO including the remake of Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman directed by Christopher Guest, and the Emmy-winning noir/occult mashup Cast a Deadly Spell, which was nominated for a Ray Bradbury Award by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
        He has contributed as a writer and director to many popular television series, including Judging Amy, Once and Again, and Saving Grace. He was a writer, director, and executive producer on the hit series Pretty Little Liars, cocreated the Pretty Little Liars spinoff Ravenswood, and helped launch Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists. His books include Comfort and Joi, Trunk Piece, A Screenwriter's Companion, The First Cylinder,  Psychopomp, and The Persistence of Phosphors, which received an AfterEllen Visibility Award as Best Book of 2013.

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