Kari Lizer

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Kari Lizer
Born (1961-08-26) August 26, 1961 (age 55)
San Diego, California, United States
Nationality American
Occupation Actress, producer, writer
Years active 1968–2010

Kari Lizer (born August 26, 1961) is an American actress, writer, and producer.[1] She was the creator and executive producer of the CBS sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine. In May 2010, CBS cancelled Old Christine after five seasons. Upon its cancellation, Lizer slammed the network and suggested the decision to cancel the show was sexist.[2][3] Previously, she had been co-executive producer of Will & Grace for three years.[4]

Lizer also created the comedy Maggie Winters.[5]

As an actress, Lizer played Cassie Phillips on Matlock[6] Diana Benedict on Sunday Dinner,[6]:1035 and Chris Burgess on The Van Dyke Show.[6]:1137

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  1. ^ "Kari Lizer". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ Wightman, Carolina (May 20, 2010). "'Old Christine' creator slams show axe". Digital Spy. Retrieved January 17, 2016. 
  3. ^ Gimbell, Trevor (May 30, 2010). "The New Adventures of Old Christine: Cancelled Because of Sexism?". TVSeriesFinale.com. Retrieved January 17, 2016. 
  4. ^ Byrne, Bridget (July 26, 2006). "'W&G' cast poo-poos the 'Seinfeld' curse". The Salina Journal. Kansas, Salina. Associated Press. p. 38. Retrieved July 8, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ Gill, Suzanne (September 27, 1998). "'Maggie Winters' proves Ford can step up to series stardom". Santa Cruz Sentinel. California, Santa Cruz. p. 89. Retrieved July 8, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ a b c Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. pp. 666–667. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7. 

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