ABC Studios has signed an overall deal with Secrets & Lies executive producer/showtunner Barbie Kligman. Under the two-year pact, Kligman will continue on Secrets & Lies if the mystery drama goes to a second season while also developing new projects for the studio where she has been for four years.
This marks the first overall deal for Kligman, who comes from the Shonda Rhimes school of showrunning. She spent three years on Rhimes’ Private Practice, rising to executive producer/co-head writer in the final season. Before coming to ABC Studios in 2010 to work on Private Practice, Kligman was a co-executive producer on The Vampire Diaries. She is repped by WME and attorney Bruce Gellman.