Barbara Hall (TV producer)

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Barbara Hall
Born (1960-07-17) July 17, 1960 (age 55)
Chatham, Virginia
Nationality American
Occupation TV producer, author, singer/songwriter
Religion Roman Catholicism[1]

Barbara Hall (born July 17, 1960 in Chatham, Virginia) is an American writer and producer, most notably as the creator and producer of the series Judging Amy and Joan of Arcadia. She served as co-executive producer on the Showtime series Homeland and is the creator and showrunner of the CBS series Madam Secretary, which premiered in the fall of 2014.


Hall was born in Chatham, Virginia and graduated from Chatham High School in 1978, and Summa Cum Laude from James Madison University with a BA in English in 1982.[2] Shortly after graduating from James Madison, Hall became a TV writer and producer in Los Angeles, California and worked on shows such as Northern Exposure, Chicago Hope, I'll Fly Away, Anything But Love, and Moonlighting before creating, producing, and writing Judging Amy and Joan of Arcadia.

Hall is also a founding member of the alternative country rock band The Enablers, with whom she has released two CDs. In 2005 she released a solo debut CD, Handsome. Her latest album, Bad Man, was released in 2013.



  • Skeeball and the Secret of the Universe (1987)
  • Dixie Storms (1990)
  • Fool's Hill (1992)
  • A Better Place (1994)
  • House Across the Cove 1995)
  • Close to Home (1997)
  • A Summons to New Orleans (2000)
  • The Noah Confessions (2007)
  • The Music Teacher (2009)
  • Tempo Change (2009)[4]
  • Charisma (2013)


  • Handsome (2005)
  • Bad Man (2013)

The Enablers[edit]

  • The First Seven Songs (2003)
  • Come Back Soon (2004)


  1. ^ "God's Available to All of Us", Beliefnet, October 2003
  2. ^ "Barbara Hall Biography". The Lamplighter, January 2002. Retrieved March 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Chatham's Barbara Hall Sets Entertainment Industry on Fir". Victorian Villa. Retrieved March 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ ISBN 978-0385736077. OCLC 244339558

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