Dean Batali is a writer whose work includes Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes, along with his writing partner Rob Des Hotel. Batali also served as a story editor and executive story editor for the first two seasons of the show.
Batali's writing credits also include the television series Hope & Gloria (1995–1996), Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1996), Bruno the Kid (1996), The Adventures of Pete & Pete (1995–1996), Fantasy Island (1998), That '70s Show (1999–2006), The ½ Hour News Hour (2007), Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil (2011), Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja (2013), Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch (2013–2014), Signed, Sealed, Delivered (2014), Detective McLean (2015), The 7D (2016), and Good Witch (2015–2018).
Below is a list of works by Batali in the Buffyverse:
- "Never Kill a Boy on the First Date" (with Rob Des Hotel)
- "The Puppet Show" (with Rob Des Hotel)
- "The Dark Age" (with Rob Des Hotel)
- "Phases" (with Rob Des Hotel)
- "Killed by Death" (with Rob Des Hotel)
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 1 — Story editor
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 2 — Executive story editor