EXCLUSIVE: Lynn Barrie is leaving Freeform after a three-year stint as VP of Original Programming and Development.
Barrie, who was recruited by Karey Burke, then Head of Programming for Freeform in early 2018, oversaw the development of scripted drama and comedy series for Freeform. Some of the projects that were tested and picked up in series while Barrie was on the network include comedies. Everything will be alright, already renewed for a second season, and Single drunk woman as well as the drama Was cruel.
A seasoned programming executive, Barrie moved to ABC’s Freeform where she served as vice president of comedy development and led the development and production of scripted comedies, including Voiceless and The Goldbergs. Previously, Barrie served as Senior Vice President of Current Programming, ABC Entertainment Group, where she oversaw the production of all scripted dramas and comedies, including Tit middle, modern family and Happy endings.
Barrie began her career at 20th Century Fox TV in 2001 as Director of Creative Affairs and was promoted to Director of Creative Affairs in 2002. There she covered live action series and animated series including Reba, Greg the Bunny, How I met your mother, American daddy and Development stopped. In 2005, she was appointed Vice President, Comedy Development and Creative Affairs, where she oversaw the development of Modern family and Better Ted.