Gail Lerner

Writer Gail Lerner helped supply the barbed banter, bon mots, and double entendres that made "Will & Grace" one of the wittiest sitcoms of the late 1990s and early 2000s. The roommate comedy was also one of the biggest ... Read more »

Filmography

Producer (7)

Happy Endings 2010 - 2012, 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Will & Grace 2000, 2002 - 2006, 2010 - 2012, 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Co-Producer

Ben & Kate 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer

Animal Practice 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Ugly Betty 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Andy Barker, P.I. 2007 (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer

Inside Schwartz 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Co-Producer
Director (4)

Awkward. 2016 (Tv Show)

Director

Black-ish 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Director

Trophy Wife 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Seraglio 1999 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (3)

The Trouble With Normal 2000 - 2001, 2003 - 2006, 2010 - 2012, 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Story Editor

The Weber Show 2000 - 2001, 2003 - 2006, 2010 - 2012, 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Story Editor

You're the One 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Writer

Biography

Writer Gail Lerner helped supply the barbed banter, bon mots, and double entendres that made "Will & Grace" one of the wittiest sitcoms of the late 1990s and early 2000s. The roommate comedy was also one of the biggest hits of NBC's post-"Seinfeld" Thursday-night lineup. In addition to serving as show scribe, Lerner also worked as a co-executive-producer for the series. When "Will & Grace" ended its top-rated run in 2006, Lerner wrote an episode for "Andy Barker, P.I.," a short-lived show that later attained cult status. Co-created by talk-show host Conan O'Brien, the sitcom featured Andy Richter (O'Brien's sidekick on "Late Night") as a mild-mannered accountant turned private investigator. Lerner later worked on the ill-fated Kelsey Grammer vehicle "Back to You" and the dead-in-the-water "Worst Week." But Lerner had been there before. Before landing her plum gig at "Will & Grace," she labored for the short-lived shows "The Trouble with Normal" (featuring Jon Cryer and Paget Brewster) and "Inside Schwartz," a terrible "Dream On" rip-off. Lerner had better luck as a co-executive-producer and writer on the Spanish-language import "Ugly Betty," which premiered in 2006 and ran for four seasons.

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