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Lifetime Development SVP Nina Lederman to Exit Network

Executive oversaw creation of ”UnReal,“ ”Amy Wives,“ and ”Drop Dead Divas“

Lifetime development executive Nina Lederman will exit the network, an individual with knowledge of the move told TheWrap.

Lederman, senior vice president of scripted development, joined Lifetime in 2008 and oversaw the development of some of its most popular series, including this summer’s breakout hit “UnReal.” In her time at the female-centric network, Lederman also oversaw the creation of such hit shows as “Army Wives” and “Drop Dead Divas.”

The move comes just months after reality TV veteran Liz Gately was named executive vice president and head of programming. Her position fills the void created when general manager and EVP Robert Sharenow’s role was expanded to oversee Lifetime and A&E Networks.

Gateley launched production company DiGa, part of ITV, with producing partner Tony DiSanto in 2011. Under that banner she executive produced MTV’s “Teen Wolf” and most recently began development on the TV adaptation of the “Scream” film series for the network.

Other than “UnReal,” the only other original scripted series airing in Lifetime currently is “Devious Maids.” The network also recently released its latest “Unauthorized” film, “The Unauthorized Full House Story.” The behind-the-scenes film attracted 1.6 million viewers during its initial airing.