Joshua Sternin

Joshua Sternin is an American television producer and writer. He is the oldest son of Alan Sternin and Esther Sternin, and married to actress/performer Paige Scurti Sternin.


Among Sternin's producer credits include 23 episodes of Murphy Brown in 1996 through 1997 and as writer for 10 of them, as well as producer for 64 episodes of That '70s Show in 1998 through 2001 and as a writer for 8 of them. In 2002, he and Jeffrey Ventimilia created a show for Fox called The Grubbs, starring Randy Quaid. Due to negative critical reaction, the show was canceled before it went on air.[1]

Sternin wrote The Simpsons episode "Simpson Tide" (with Ventimilia as his co-writer)[2] and the teleplay of the episode "'Round Springfield", based on a story idea by Al Jean and Mike Reiss.[3] He co-wrote the screenplay for the 2004 film Surviving Christmas and the 2010 film Tooth Fairy.[4][5] He also worked on the 2010 film Yogi Bear. He also served as an executive producer and writer for Kitchen Confidential, Robot and Monster, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.


In 2009, Sternin was nominated for a Streamy Award for Best Directing for a Comedy Web Series for Overkill: A Love Story.


  1. Scott D. Pierce (2003-07-09). "Lies are plentiful on TV press tours". The Deseret News. p. C08.
  2. Jean, Al (2006). The Simpsons season 9 DVD commentary for the episode "Simpson Tide" (DVD). 20th Century Fox.
  3. Groening, Matt (1997). Richmond, Ray; Coffman, Antonia, eds. The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family (1st ed.). New York: HarperPerennial. p. 173. ISBN 978-0-06-095252-5. LCCN 98141857. OCLC 37796735. OL 433519M..
  4. Julie E. Washington (2004-10-22). "You can survive Christmas, but not this stinker flick". The Plain Dealer.
  5. Roger Ebert (2010-01-22). "A comedy that's a kick in the teeth - Lame effort will have you grinding yours". The Chicago Sun-Times. p. B1 / FRONT.

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