Tim Doyle is an American television producer and television writer. His credits include Dinosaurs, Roseanne, Grace Under Fire, Ellen, Sports Night, Still Standing, The Big Bang Theory, Better Off Ted, Rules of Engagement, Last Man Standing, and creator of The Kids Are Alright. Doyle grew up in Glendale, California. He is married to Ellen Svaco. They have one child together. Doyle created The Kids Are Alright, an American sitcom television series that premiered on October 16, 2018, on ABC. The series is semi-autobiographical, following a large Catholic family in the Greater Los Angeles area during the early 1970s. He is alumnus of USC School of Cinematic Arts. Doyle has gained a reputation as a sitcom "showrunner" brought in when the original showrunners have been fired from troubled shows, helping the series to recover and accumulate enough episodes for syndication. Doyle is also widely credited with originating the term "bay leaf," a term of art in television comedy. A bay leaf is material written into a script with the explicit intention that it would be removed later—either in subsequent drafts or in editing of the finished episode. Bay leaves are generally used to address unwanted network and studio notes, the "heavy-handed suggestions given by studio executives".