Dee Johnson (TV producer)

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Dee Johnson
Dee Johnson at PaleyFest 2013.jpg
Johnson at the PaleyFest 2013 panel on the TV show Nashville
Occupation Television writer and producer

Dee Johnson is an American television producer and writer. She has worked on the series Melrose Place, Commander in Chief, Southland, The Good Wife and is currently an executive producer and showrunner on Nashville.

Life and career[edit]

Johnson began her career as a writer in Fox primetime soap opera Melrose Place.[1] She was one of the major writers of Melrose Place from 1993 to 1995. She was writer of 19 episodes on ER, and also worked in show as co-executive producer. In 2005, Johnson was nominated for Humanitas Prize Award for ER.[2] Her other credits include I'll Fly Away, Profiler, Any Day Now, Army Wives, Southland, Rizzoli & Isles, and The Good Wife.[1]

From 2005 to 2006, Johnson was an executive producer on Commander in Chief, which starred Geena Davis as the United States' first female President. In 2009, she joined the staff of police drama Southland as a writer and consulting producer for the first season. In 2010, she became an executive producer for the legal drama The Good Wife. In 2012, she was showrunner of second season on Boss, and later began working as executive producer alongside series’ creator Callie Khouri, and showrunner on ABC drama Nashville starring Connie Britton.[3] For her work on Nashville and The Good Wife, Johnson was nominated for Writers Guild of America Award.[4][5]

Johnson is openly lesbian.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Bendix, Trish (2012-08-03). "Dee Johnson: The lesbian producer behind "E.R.," "Rizzoli & Isles" and "The Good Wife"". Retrieved 2013-11-28. 
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  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Dee Johnson Joins ABC's 'Nashville' As New Showrunner, Inks Overall Deal". Retrieved 2013-11-28. 
  4. ^ Nadel, Nick (2012-12-06). "WGA Awards nominees announced | Inside TV |". Retrieved 2013-11-28. 
  5. ^ "Writers Guild of America Announces TV Nominations". Collider. Retrieved 2013-11-28. 

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