Martha Williamson

Biography: As Executive Producer of the hit CBS drama Touched By An Angel, which is now in its fifth season, and Promised Land, which also starts its successful third season, Martha Williamson is only the second woman to solely executive produce two hour-long dramas simultaneously on U.S. network television.

With Touched By An Angel, Williamson's impact on television and, in particular, the dramatic genre, is immeasurable. According to the Los Angeles Times, which profiled her in an extensive Sunday magazine cover story, she is the force behind the uncommon hour-long series...giving her something in common with Steven Bochco, David E. Kelley, Aaron Spelling and Chris Carter." Under her direction, the series was nominated for an Emmy in the "President's Award" category. Williamson herself has been honored with such pre-eminent awards as the Templeton Prize, the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai Brith's Deborah Award, the Catholics in Media Associates Award, the Covenant Award, the
As Executive Producer of the hit CBS drama Touched By An Angel, which is now in its fifth season, and Promised Land, which also starts its successful third season, Martha Williamson is only the second woman to solely executive produce two hour-long dramas simultaneously on U.S. network television.

With Touched By An Angel, Williamson's impact on television and, in particular, the dramatic genre, is immeasurable. According to the Los Angeles Times, which profiled her in an extensive Sunday magazine cover story, she is the force behind the uncommon hour-long series...giving her something in common with Steven Bochco, David E. Kelley, Aaron Spelling and Chris Carter." Under her direction, the series was nominated for an Emmy in the "President's Award" category. Williamson herself has been honored with such pre-eminent awards as the Templeton Prize, the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai Brith's Deborah Award, the Catholics in Media Associates Award, the Covenant Award, the Excellence in Media Award, the Gabriel Award and the Swiss American Faith and Values Award. Most recently, she received the prestigious "Nova Award" from the Producers Guild of America.

Williamson began her career in television in 1984, writing for musical variety programs for Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Walt Disney Television and others; she later became writer and story editor on the long-running comedy series The Facts of Life. Williamson also was producer and writer on the comedy series The Family Man, with Gregory Harrison, and Jack's Place, starring Hal Linden. Prior to Touched By An Angel, she was Co-Executive Producer of the acclaimed CBS Network drama Under One Roof, which starred James Earl Jones.

She created Promised Land, as a spin-off of Touched By An Angel. The drama, following the adventures of a family crossing the country in search of a better life for themselves and the people they encounter, received critical praise (including an Emmy for Guest Actress Cloris Leachman) in its second season and achieved bona fide rating success. Promised Land stars Gerald McRaney, Wendy Phillips and Celeste HoIm.

A native of Denver, Colorado, Williamson received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College. She and her husband, series Co-Executive Producer Jon Andersen, currently reside in Los Angeles and Salt Lake City Utah, where both series are filmed.
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tbd Touched by an Angel: Season 9 Sep 28, 2002 Writer tbd
tbd Touched by an Angel: Season 8 Sep 29, 2001 Writer tbd
tbd Touched by an Angel: Season 7 Oct 15, 2000 Writer / Executive Producer tbd
tbd Touched by an Angel: Season 6 Sep 26, 1999 Writer tbd
tbd Touched by an Angel: Season 5 Sep 20, 1998 Writer tbd
tbd Touched by an Angel: Season 4 Sep 21, 1997 Writer tbd
tbd Touched by an Angel: Season 3 Sep 15, 1996 Writer tbd
tbd Touched by an Angel: Season 2 Sep 23, 1995 Writer tbd
tbd Touched by an Angel: Season 1 Sep 21, 1994 Writer tbd
tbd The Facts of Life: Season 9 Sep 26, 1987 Writer tbd
tbd The Facts of Life: Season 8 Sep 27, 1986 Writer tbd
tbd The Facts of Life: Season 7 Sep 14, 1985 Writer tbd