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Liz Tigelaar

creator/executive producer Life Unexpected; writer/producer Bates Motel, Revenge, Once Upon a Time, Brothers & Sisters, American Dreams; executive producer Casual

Liz Tigelaar currently serves as executive producer on Hulu’s upcoming new comedy “Casual” from Jason Reitman, and is best known for creating the critically acclaimed series “Life Unexpected,” which aired on the CW for two seasons. 

She got her writing start on NBC’s groundbreaking drama “American Dreams,” and went on to write and produce such series as ABC’s “What About Brian,” “Dirty Sexy Money,” “Brothers and Sisters,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Revenge,” “Nashville” and A&E’s “Bates Motel.”  Most recently, she served as writer/producer on ABC’s new drama “Astronaut Wives Club,” and also has both drama and comedy pilots of her own.

Tigelaar grew up in Dallas, Texas, and Guilford, Connecticut, and graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Scriptwriting and Politics.  She got her start as an assistant on “Dawson's Creek,” followed by “Once and Again,” where she was mentored by one of her writing idols, Winnie Holzman. 

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