Barbara Hall Signs 2-Year Overall Deal with CBS

“Madam Secretary” creator will continue as showrunner on that series under terms of new deal

Last Updated: February 17, 2016 @ 2:38 PM

Barbara Hall has signed a new two-year overall deal with CBS, TheWrap has learned.

Hall, who created the hit CBS drama “Madam Secretary,” will continue to serve as the executive producer on that series while developing new projects under the terms of the deal.

“Madam Secretary” is averaging 10.3 million viewers per episode this season and a 1.29 rating in the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic.

In addition to “Madam Secretary,” Hall created two other shows for CBS: “Judging Amy” and “Joan of Arcadia.” She also served as a writer and producer for the Showtime series “Homeland” and the cult favorite “Northern Exposure.”

She is also a member of the Enablers, an alternative country rock band. She has released two albums with that group, in addition to two solo albums.

The news comes on the heels of CBS scoring a major victory in the ratings, as its programming made up the entire list of the top 10 highest-rated broadcast programs for the week ending Feb. 14. “Madam Secretary” was No. 8 on that list.

Hall is represented by UTA, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Ziffren.

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