Fisher Exiting Lifetime

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Lifetime's executive vice president of entertainment Barbara Fisher is leaving the women's network when her contract expires at the end of the month.

Her three deputies, Bill Brand, SVP of reality; Trevor Walton, SVP of original movies; and Kelly Goode, SVP for drama, will continue to direct Lifetime's original efforts until a new chief is found.

Fisher, former president of Universal Studios Network Programming, joined Lifetime in June 2002. She replaced Dawn Tarnofsky-Ostroff, now UPN's head of entertainment.

During Fisher's tenure, Lifetime added two new original dramas 1-800-Missing and Wild Card. Both are returning for sophomore seasons, but neither is as highly rated as other dramas Strong Medicine and The Division.