Lynn Barrie

SVP, Original Programming and Development, Freeform at Disney

Lynn Barrie is senior vice president, Original Programming and Development, Freeform. In this position, she oversees the development of scripted drama and comedy series, as well as help identify and grow the unique, compelling and brand-appropriate ideas for scripted content. She reports to Lauren Corrao, executive vice president, Programming and Development, Freeform. Prior to joining Freeform, Barrie was the vice president of Comedy Development at ABC Entertainment Group, where she oversaw the development and production of scripted comedies including “Speechless” and “The Goldbergs.” Previously, Barrie served as senior vice president, Current Programming, ABC Entertainment Group, where she oversaw the production of all scripted dramas and comedies, including “The Middle,” “Modern Family,” and “Happy Endings.” She joined ABC in August 2009 as vice president, Comedy Development and Current Programming, ABC Entertainment Group, where she developed comedy projects and oversaw “Cougar Town,” “Better Off Ted” and “Modern Family.” Barrie began her career at 20th Century Fox Television in 2001 as manager, Creative Affairs, and was promoted to director, Creative Affairs, in 2002. There, she covered live-action and animated series, including “Reba,” “Greg the Bunny,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “American Dad” and “Arrested Development.” In 2005, she was named vice president, Comedy Development & Creative Affairs, where she oversaw the development of “Modern Family” and “Better Off Ted,” and developed the script for “Don’t Trust the B—in Apt. 23.” Barrie holds a Master of Arts in English literature from Louisiana State University and a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from UCLA. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.

Roles

  • SVP, Original Programming and Development, Freeform

    Current role

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