Allison Adler

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Ali Adler at the 2016 Wondercon.
Allison Beth Adler

(1967-05-30) May 30, 1967 (age 51)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
OccupationProducer, writer
Years active1991–present
Partner(s)Sara Gilbert (2002–2011)
Liz Brixius (2013–2017)
Sophie Watts (2017–present)

Allison Beth Adler (born May 30, 1967) is a Canadian / American television producer and writer. She is best known as the co-creator of Supergirl, The New Normal and her work on Chuck and Family Guy.


Adler began her career by working on a TV series named Veronica's Closet in 1997, from 2001 to 2002. Adler produced 13 episodes of Family Guy,[1] and 16 episodes of Just Shoot Me!; she was supervising producer for nine episodes of Still Standing. She was co-executive producer on various shows, including Life As We Know It, Women of a Certain Age, and Emily's Reasons Why Not.

Adler produced Chuck as co-executive and executive producer from 2007 to 2010. Adler then joined the ABC series No Ordinary Family in May 2010 and in 2011 became a part of Glee's writing team starting with the third season.[2] She and Glee creator Ryan Murphy co-created The New Normal, which she worked on until it was cancelled in May 2013.[3]

In 2015, Adler co-created Supergirl with Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg. The drama based on Superman's female cousin, Kara Zor-El.[4] After two seasons, in 2017 Adler left Supergirl full-time to join The CW's reboot of Dynasty and sign a development deal with CBS Television Studios.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Adler was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on May 30, 1967. She later became an American citizen.

From 2001 to 2011, Adler was in a relationship with actress Sara Gilbert. They have two children—a son, Levi Hank, born to Adler in October 2004, and a daughter, Sawyer Jane, born to Gilbert on August 2, 2007. After the breakup they have joint custody of their two children.[6][7]

In 2013, Adler began dating producer and writer Liz Brixius. The couple got engaged in November 2014.[1] They broke up in May 2017.


  1. ^ a b Haber, Matt (June 3, 2015). "Ali Adler, Supergirl Writer, Rescues the Sexually Befuddled Man". The New York Times. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  2. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (June 16, 2011). "Glee: Six Join Writing Staff for Season 3". The Hollywood Reporter.
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 27, 2012). "NBC Picks Up New Normal Family Comedy Pilot From Ryan Murphy And Allison Adler; Is Network Done With Half-Hour Orders?". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 19, 2014). "Supergirl Drama From Greg Berlanti & Ali Adler Lands CBS Series Commitment". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 1, 2015.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 16, 2017). "Supergirl Co-Creator Ali Adler Inks CBS TV Studios Overall Deal, Joins Dynasty". Deadline Hollywood.
  6. ^ Jordan, Julie (August 24, 2011). "The Talk's Sara Gilbert, Partner Break Up". People.
  7. ^ "Sara Gilbert Gives Birth to Baby Girl". Fox News. August 13, 2007. Archived from the original on November 7, 2007. Retrieved November 8, 2009.

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