Fox 'Lie' sounds plausible to Pope


Katherine Pope has landed her first post-NBC gig: a consulting producer job on Fox's midseason drama "Lie to Me."

Pope, who in December left her post as president of Universal Media Studios as part of NBC's top-executive overhaul, has joined the 20th TV-produced "Lie" for the final four episodes of the series' 13-episode order.

She will work with creator/executive producer/showrunner Samuel 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 at NBC, where she ascended from a trainee in the associate program to executive vp at the network then president of sister studio NBC. She worked on such series as "Heroes," "House," "30 Rock" and "The Office." (partialdiff)