Amy B. Harris

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Amy B. Harris
Born 1970/1971[1]
Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.
Alma mater Duke University
  • Producer
  • screenwriter
Years active 1998–present
Spouse(s) Jason Reilly (m. 2009)
Children 1

Amy B. Harris (born 1970/71), sometimes credited as Amy Harris, is an American screenwriter and producer. She is best known for producing the HBO series Sex in the City (1998–2004) and developing its prequel series The Carrie Diaries (2013–14), which aired on The CW.


Harris was a co-producer for the HBO romantic sitcom Sex and the City.[2] She also wrote two episodes of the series.[3] In 2005, she was producer for the Lisa Kudrow-led HBO comedy-drama series The Comeback, and wrote one episode in addition.[4][3] She was one of the writers and co-executive producers for the second season of the series, which first aired nine years after the debut season, in November 2014.[5][6]

Harris co-wrote the 2006 romantic comedy film Just My Luck.[7] She was executive producer of the 2008 web series Puppy Love,[8] and the 2008 film Gone to the Dogs.[9] In 2011, Harris wrote two episodes of the fifth season of teen drama Gossip Girl, on which she worked as consulting producer. She penned the episodes "Memoirs of an Invisible Dan" and "Cross Rhodes".[3][10] She also wrote the series Fetching for AOL's On Network in 2012.[11][12]

From 2013 until its cancellation in 2014, Harris served as executive producer of Sex and the City's prequel series The Carrie Diaries.[13] Harris developed the project at The CW.[14]

In 2015, Harris signed a two-year deal with ABC Studios to develop new projects for the network and its streaming services.[15] She was named showrunner and executive producer for ABC Network's crime anthology series Wicked City[15] which aired in 2015 but was pulled after three episodes.[16] She was originally showrunner and executive producer for ABC's 2016 series Designated Survivor[17][18] but left when the creative direction of the series changed.[19]

Personal life[edit]

Harris was raised in Bethesda, Maryland,[20] the daughter of Susan Banes Harris and Laurence E. Harris.[1] She graduated from Duke University, where she majored in Russian and political science.[20] Harris has been married to television director Jason Reilly since March 21, 2009.[1] They have one daughter together.[21]


  1. ^ a b c "Amy Harris, Jason Reilly". The New York Times. March 20, 2009. Retrieved June 12, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Sex and the City: Cast & Crew". Home Box Office. Archived from the original on February 25, 2011. Retrieved February 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Amy B. Harris Credits on". Retrieved February 27, 2011. 
  4. ^ "The Comeback (TV Series) credits". American Movie Classics. Archived from the original on July 7, 2011. 
  5. ^ Kimball, Trevor (July 10, 2014). "The Comeback: Season Two Coming to HBO in November". TV Series Finale. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. 
  6. ^ Dos Santos, Kristin (November 30, 2014). "The Unplanned Moment from Tonight's The Comeback That Had Everyone on Set 'Dying Laughing'". E! Online. Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  7. ^ Scott, A. O. (May 12, 2006). "Just My Luck (2006)". The New York Times. Retrieved February 27, 2011. 
  8. ^ Wallenstein, Andrew (September 23, 2008). "Lisa Kudrow to topline Web series". Reuters. Retrieved February 27, 2011. Puppy Love is mentioned in the section Canine Tales. 
  9. ^ "Gone to the Dogs". Archived from the original on May 15, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Gossip Girl 5x16 Promo "Cross Rhodes"". Burlington County Times. Willingboro, NJ. Retrieved May 17, 2015. 
  11. ^ "'SATC' writer's tale". New York Post. April 26, 2012. Retrieved May 1, 2012. 
  12. ^ McDonald, Andrew (April 25, 2012). "AOL steps up web series efforts". C21Media. Archived from the original on December 26, 2014. 
  13. ^ Proud, Amelia; Gower, Eleanor (April 25, 2012). "... Sex and the City prequel". Daily Mail. London. Retrieved May 1, 2012. 
  14. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 11, 2011). "'The Carrie Diaries' Now Officially At CW With 'Gossip Girl' Producers On Board". Archived from the original on October 1, 2011. 
  15. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (June 11, 2015). "Amy B. Harris Inks Overall Deal With ABC Studios, Named 'Wicked City' Showrunner". Archived from the original on June 12, 2015. 
  16. ^ Hibberd, James (November 13, 2015). "Wicked City canceled: Fall's first officially axed show". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on November 14, 2015. 
  17. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (February 5, 2016). "Amy B. Harris to Showrun ABC's Kiefer Sutherland Drama 'Designated Survivor'". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on February 17, 2016. 
  18. ^ Prudom, Laura (February 5, 2016). "Kiefer Sutherland's 'Designated Survivor' Casts Kal Penn, Maggie Q, Natascha McElhone and Italia Ricci". Variety. Archived from the original on February 17, 2016. 
  19. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (May 6, 2016). "Kiefer Sutherland Starrer 'Designated Survivor' Officially Picked Up at ABC". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on May 8, 2016. 
  20. ^ a b Josephs, Susan. "Amy Harris - Scripting Women's Lives". JW Magazine. 
  21. ^ "Daniel Banes, PhD Obituary". The Washington Post. April 23, 2013. 

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