Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Meredith Averill, the writer-executive producer of new CW series Star-Crossed, has signed a two-year overall deal with CBS TV Studios, which is behind the drama. Star-Crossed chronicles the epic romance between a human girl and an alien boy when he and eight others of his kind are integrated into a suburban high school. Averill will co-showrun the series with Adele Lin, who recently joined the project under an overall deal with CBS Studios. The two are executive producing the series with Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Scott Rosenberg, Richard Shepard and Bryan Furst. Star-Crossed reunites Averill with Applebaum, Nemec and Rosenberg. She started out as Applebaum and Nemec’s assistant and worked as a writer for them and Rosenberg on ABC’s Life On Mars and Happy Town. She spent the last three seasons on CBS’ praised drama The Good Wife, also from CBS TV Studios. 

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