Tom Sellitti is currently Co-Executive Producer on the acclaimed IFC hit Maron which debuted in Spring of 2013. Loosely based on the personal trials and tribulations of comedian Marc Maron and his successful WTF podcast, the series has has been renewed for a second season which will air in Spring of 2014.
Tom is also Co-Executive Producer on the new USA series Sirens which will premiere in January of 2014. Based on the British series of the same name, the half hour comedy follows three of Chicago’s best EMTs whose sometimes self-loathing, other times narcissistic, and always downright self-destructive personalities make them unqualified for sustaining relationships, friendships and most occupations. They are, however, uniquely qualified for saving anyone unlucky enough to wind up in their ambulance.
Sellitti previously served as Co-Executive Producer on the FX series Rescue Me. The critically acclaimed drama, which aired from 2004-2011, focused on the lives of members of the FDNY with an intensely raw as well as humorous light.
In 2010, Tom produced the short film Inside Out and helped oversee all aspects of development and production on the project which was shot on location in Long Island. The scripted black comedy centers on the dysfunctional corrections officers of a fictitious minimum security prison and the self entitled white collar criminals they are in charge of.
From 2007-2008, Tom worked as a supervising producer on the FOX drama Canterbury’s Law, which starred Juliana Margulies as a tenacious and single-minded female defense attorney who sometimes does wrong by the law in order to do right by her clients.
In 2004, Sellitti Co-Executive Produced the Comedy Central Roast of Jeff Foxworthy, which was the highest-rated program of the year for the network. Prior to that Sellitti Co-Executive Produced the Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary, which was one of the highest-rated programs in the network’s history.
From 2002-2004, Sellitti served as Co-Executive Producer and Co-Creator of the Comedy Central animated series Shorties Watchin’ Shorties, which combined the stand-up comedy of today’s top comics with animated vignettes to add a new visual dimension to an old art form.
In 2002, Sellitti was a Co-Executive Producer and Co-Creator of the Comedy Central mini-series Contest Searchlight, a mockumentary spoof on Project Greenlight that detailed the struggle of a young director trying to bring to light his artistic vision of a sitcom, but actually created the world’s worst television show. Contest Searchlight blurred the lines between reality and entertainment. An incident on the show actually required Denis Leary, an executive producer and star, to make an impromptu appearance on Late Night with Conan O’Brien to inform the public that the series was not ‘real’, but in fact, scripted.
Tom was the first person to join Denis Leary and Jim Serpico’s production company, Apostle, in 1994. Since that time he has been a driving force behind the company’s development slate helping produce television series and specials. As a core member of the Apostle team, his producing services have helped advance its standing as one of the most successful production companies in the entertainment business.