Rebecca Rand Kirshner

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Rebecca Kirshner
Born Rebecca Rand Kirshner
Occupation Writer, showrunner

Rebecca Kirshner is a writer and producer for American television. She was previously the showrunner for the television series 90210. She served as co-executive producer on the CW series Gilmore Girls and as a writer on Freaks and Geeks, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Las Vegas.[1] She lives in Los Angeles. In 2009, Kirshner signed a deal with CBS productions to stay on board as showrunner of 90210 until its third season in 2011.

In March 2011, Kirshner announced her plans to exit 90210 in order to follow other creative interests.[2] According to a CBS rep, Kirshner leaves on good terms with the studio, who brought in Sinclair as a saving force for the CW drama in its first season.[3] Variety cites Kirshner's exit as a positive step forward for both Kirshner and female executives in Hollywood: "90210's [Kirshner] Sinclair recently announced her intent to bow out of the show after this season to pursue other passions, like penning a novel. But the experience gained in her time at the helm will enhance her career no matter what she chooses to do next.".[2]

She is the daughter of Harvard University astrophysics professor Robert Kirshner and the great-granddaughter of William Rand.[citation needed]

She married New Zealand filmmaker and musician Harry Sinclair in December 2008.[4]

Television work[edit]

Freaks and Geeks[edit]

  • "The Diary" (First Aired: Monday January 31, 2000)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer[edit]

Las Vegas[edit]

Gilmore Girls[edit]

Co- Executive Producer (S7)

  • "Emily Says Hello" (First Aired: Tuesday November 16, 2004)
  • "How Many Kropogs to Cape Cod?" (First Aired: Tuesday May 3, 2005)
  • "Always a Godmother, Never a God" (First Aired: Tuesday October 4, 2005)
  • "Bridesmaid Revisited" (First Aired: Tuesday February 28, 2006)
  • "That's What You Get, Folks, For Makin' Whoopee" (First Aired: Tuesday October 3, 2006)
  • "Go, Bulldogs!" (First Aired: Tuesday November 7, 2006)
  • "Santa's Secret Stuff" (First Aired: Tuesday January 23, 2007)
  • "I'd Rather Be in Philadelphia" (First Aired: Tuesday February 6, 2007)
  • "I'm a Kayak, Hear Me Roar" (First Aired: Tuesday February 20, 2007)
  • "Hay Bale Maze" (First Aired: Tuesday April 17, 2007)


Showrunner (Seasons 2 & 3), Executive Producer (from episode "Secrets and Lies")


  • "Okaeri, Donna!" (First Aired: Tuesday April 14, 2009)
  • "Between a Sign and a Hard Place" (First Aired: Tuesday April 21, 2009)
  • "One Party Can Ruin Your Whole Summer" (First Aired: Tuesday May 19, 2009)
  • "To New Beginnings" (First Aired: Tuesday September 8, 2009)
  • "Women's Intuition" (First Aired: Tuesday November 3, 2009)
  • "And Away They Go" (First Aired: Tuesday December 1, 2009)
  • "Girl Fight" (First Aired: Tuesday March 16, 2010)
  • "Confessions" (First Aired: Tuesday May 18, 2010)
  • "Holiday Madness" (First Aired: Monday December 6, 2010)
  • "The Enchanted Donkey" (First Aired: Monday April 18, 2011)
  • "To the Future!" (First Aired: Monday May 16, 2011)

Print Work[edit]


  1. ^ "Rebecca Sinclair". IMDb. 
  2. ^ a b Littleton, Cynthia (March 26, 2011). "Niche networks unleash femmes". Variety. 
  3. ^ "'90210' showrunner Rebecca Kirshner leaving series". IMDb. 
  4. ^ "NZ film maker marries 90210 producer". NZPA. December 7, 2008. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 

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