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December 31, 2013

Tana Nugent Jamieson, Television Executives

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Tana Nugent Jamieson joined A&E Network as senior vice president, drama programming in March 2006. In this role she oversees the network’s West Coast development team responsible for the development and production of all original scripted dramatic series, as well as limited series, movies and miniseries. 

When Jamieson first joined A&E, she spearheaded the first scripted original series development at the network in more than six years. She has overseen the development of numerous projects, which emphasize the network’s commitment to developing original dramas that complement these platforms and put a premium on great characters and storytelling. The first scripted drama series under her management, The Cleaner, starring Benjamin Bratt, premiered in July 2008, and doubled the network’s primetime average. The network’s second scripted series The Beast, starring Patrick Swayze, launched in January of 2009 to critical acclaim. In July 2010, she launched The Glades, which ran for four seasons. In 2011, she launched Breakout Kings, from the creators of Prison Break, which became the network’s highest-rated drama series at the time and ran for two seasons. Her next series, Longmire, became the number-one new show in total viewers in all of cable for 2012. The series returned for a second season in the summer of 2013 and was renewed for a third season.

She oversaw the development of the hit series Bates Motel, starring Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore, from executive producers Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights). Bates Motel premiered March 2013 and earned Vera Farmiga and Emmy nomination for outstanding lead actress. Next up is the new original series Those Who Kill, starring Chloë Sevigny, which will premiere in early 2014.

Jamieson also oversaw the development and production of the 2008 Emmy nominee for outstanding miniseries, based on the Michael Crichton bestseller, The Andromeda Strain, executive produced by Ridley and Tony Scott, which became cable’s number-one miniseries of 2008 and garnered seven Emmy nominations. Next up, Jamieson launched Stephen King’s Bag of Bones, a four-hour epic miniseries thrill-ride based on the New York Times number-one bestselling novel, featuring Pierce Brosnan’s return to television. She also developed and oversaw the production of the miniseries Coma, a modern day retelling of the bestselling novel by Robin Cook and film by Michael Crichton, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Ellen Burstyn, Geena Davis and James Woods. 

Jamieson came to A&E from The WB Network, where she acted as senior programming executive for such WB drama franchises as Everwood, Summerland, Related, Just Legal, Jack & Bobby and Bedford Diaries and created and oversaw the WB’s first original movie division, where she was responsible for a number of highly acclaimed events such as Samantha: An American Girl Holiday, starring Mia Farrow, and Felicity, with Marcia Gay Harden. 

Prior to The WB, Jamieson was vice president for original movies at TBS and an executive producer for NBC Studios. Her experience also includes production and programming positions at MCA/Universal, Alliance-Atlantis Films, Dick Clark Productions and Kushner-Locke Productions. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona and studied at the University of Madrid and Queen’s College in London.

Tana Nugent Jamieson joined A&E Network as senior vice president, drama programming in March 2006. In this role she oversees the network’s West Coast development team responsible for the development and production of all original scripted dramatic series, as well as limited series, movies and miniseries. 

When Jamieson first joined A&E, she spearheaded the first scripted original series development at the network in more than six years. She has overseen the development of numerous projects, which emphasize the network’s commitment to developing original dramas that complement these platforms and put a premium on great characters and storytelling. The first scripted drama series under her management, The Cleaner, starring Benjamin Bratt, premiered in July 2008, and doubled the network’s primetime average. The network’s second scripted series The Beast, starring Patrick Swayze, launched in January of 2009 to critical acclaim. In July 2010, she launched The Glades, which ran for four seasons. In 2011, she launched Breakout Kings, from the creators of Prison Break, which became the network’s highest-rated drama series at the time and ran for two seasons. Her next series, Longmire, became the number-one new show in total viewers in all of cable for 2012. The series returned for a second season in the summer of 2013 and was renewed for a third season.

She oversaw the development of the hit series Bates Motel, starring Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore, from executive producers Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights). Bates Motel premiered March 2013 and earned Vera Farmiga and Emmy nomination for outstanding lead actress. Next up is the new original series Those Who Kill, starring Chloë Sevigny, which will premiere in early 2014.

Jamieson also oversaw the development and production of the 2008 Emmy nominee for outstanding miniseries, based on the Michael Crichton bestseller, The Andromeda Strain, executive produced by Ridley and Tony Scott, which became cable’s number-one miniseries of 2008 and garnered seven Emmy nominations. Next up, Jamieson launched Stephen King’s Bag of Bones, a four-hour epic miniseries thrill-ride based on the New York Times number-one bestselling novel, featuring Pierce Brosnan’s return to television. She also developed and oversaw the production of the miniseries Coma, a modern day retelling of the bestselling novel by Robin Cook and film by Michael Crichton, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Ellen Burstyn, Geena Davis and James Woods. 

Jamieson came to A&E from The WB Network, where she acted as senior programming executive for such WB drama franchises as Everwood, Summerland, Related, Just Legal, Jack & Bobby and Bedford Diaries and created and oversaw the WB’s first original movie division, where she was responsible for a number of highly acclaimed events such as Samantha: An American Girl Holiday, starring Mia Farrow, and Felicity, with Marcia Gay Harden. 

Prior to The WB, Jamieson was vice president for original movies at TBS and an executive producer for NBC Studios. Her experience also includes production and programming positions at MCA/Universal, Alliance-Atlantis Films, Dick Clark Productions and Kushner-Locke Productions. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona and studied at the University of Madrid and Queen’s College in London.

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