Barbara Hall (TV producer)

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Barbara Hall
Born (1960-07-17) July 17, 1960 (age 58)
Chatham, Virginia, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater James Madison University (BA)
Occupation TV writer, TV producer, novelist, singer-songwriter
Paul Karon (m. 1998)
Relatives Karen Hall (sister)

Barbara Hall (born July 17, 1960 in Chatham, Virginia) is an American television writer, producer, novelist and singer-songwriter. She is known for creating and producing the CBS legal drama Judging Amy and the CBS fantasy family drama Joan of Arcadia. She served as co-executive producer on the Showtime political thriller Homeland and is the creator and showrunner of the CBS political drama Madam Secretary, which premiered in the fall of 2014.


Hall was born in Chatham, Virginia to Ervis and Flo Hall and is the younger sister of television writer Karen Hall. She graduated from Chatham High School in 1978, and Summa Cum Laude from James Madison University with a BA in English in 1982.[1] Shortly after graduating, she became a TV writer and producer in Los Angeles, California, working on shows including Northern Exposure, Chicago Hope, ER, I'll Fly Away, Anything But Love, and Moonlighting before creating, producing, and writing the CBS legal drama Judging Amy and the CBS fantasy family drama Joan of Arcadia.

Hall is also a founding member[vague] of the alternative country rock band The Enablers with whom she has released two albums. In 2005, she released her debut solo album 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)[3]
  • Charisma (2013)


  • Handsome (2005)
  • Bad Man (2013)

The Enablers[edit]

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


  1. ^ "Barbara Hall Biography". The Lamplighter, January 2002. Retrieved March 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Chatham's Barbara Hall Sets Entertainment Industry on Fir". Victorian Villa. Retrieved March 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ ISBN 978-0385736077. OCLC 244339558

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