3:20pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Bravo Development Exec Segues to Become 'Odd Mom Out' Showrunner (Exclusive)
A key player in Bravo's scripted expansion is transitioning into a different role at the cabler.
Lara Spotts has exited her post as senior vp development at the NBCUniversal-owned cable network, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The executive who helped spearhead Bravo's entry into scripted with Marti Noxon's Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce and Odd Mom Out will instead take over as showrunner on the latter series, the cabler's first scripted comedy effort.
Spotts' development role has yet to be filled. She takes over the showrunning reins on Odd Mom Out from Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky, who decided not to return for season three.
Spotts' move comes a month after Bravo renewed Jill Kargman vehicle Odd Mom Out for a third season.
"Led by Jill Kargman, the incredible cast and crew of Odd Mom Out delivered comedy gold in season two that culminated in an epic cliffhanger, leaving our viewers desperate for more," Spotts said in making the renewal announcement last month. "Another season of this hilarious and sophisticated gem further demonstrates Bravo's commitment to unique and high-quality scripted programming."
The move marks a return to the writers' room for Spotts, who is a member of the WGA and counts a writing gig on Showtime's The L Word among her credits.
Next up for Bravo is dark comedy My So-Called Wife with Uma Thurman.