He worked in both capacities on The X-Files and its spin-off The Lone Gunmen, Star Trek: Enterprise,Smallville, Supernatural, Legend of the Seeker, Breaking Bad and The Vampire Diaries. In 1997, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for his work on The X-Files episode "Memento Mori". He shared the nomination with co-writers Chris Carter, Frank Spotnitz and Vince Gilligan. In 1998, Shiban shared a nomination for the Emmy Award for best drama series with The X-files production team.
In 2009 Shiban reunited with Gilligan to work as a writer/producer on the second season of Gilligan's series Breaking Bad. Shiban was nominated for a Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awardfor episodic drama for the episode "Phoenix" in 2010. Shiban and the writing staff also shared a nomination for the WGA award for best drama series for their work on the second season. Shiban returned as a consulting producer for the third season of Breaking Bad. He left the crew at the end of the third season.
Shiban was a writer for Torchwood's fourth series Torchwood: Miracle Day
In 2011, Shiban joined the series Hell On Wheels as executive producer and writer.
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