Katherine Pope takes on 'Lie to Me' role
Joins Fox drama as a consulting producerKatherine Pope has landed her first post-NBC gig -- a consulting producer job on Fox's midseason drama "Lie to Me."
Pope, who left her post as president of Universal Media Studio as part of NBC's top executive overhaul in December, has joined the 20th TV-produced "Lie to Me" for the last four episodes of the series' 13-episode order.
She will support creator/exec producer/showrunner Sam Baum in a role similar to Katie Jacobs' duties on Fox's "House" alongside creator/exec producer/showrunner David Shore.
"We've been searching for the perfect person to work with our extremely talented showrunner Sam Baum to maximize the quality of this show that is primed to be a hit," 20th TV chairman Dana Walden said. "Katherine has worked on some of the most successful and distinctive series on television and we're looking forward to her joining the creative team."
Pope had spent her entire career so far at NBC, where she ascended rapidly from a trainee in the associate program to exec vp at the network and then president of sister studio NBC. She worked on such series as "Heroes," "House," "30 Rock" and "The Office."
At her ouster in December, it was rumored that she might segue into producing.
Pope has been praised for her skills by the showrunners she has worked with.
"She could be a writer," "Heroes" creator/exec producer Tim Kring once said. "I think the only reason she's not is she likes to be involved in too many things."