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Maureen FitzPatrick is a veteran TV executive who took over as senior executive producer in March 2019 of the nationally syndicated and Emmy-nominated daily entertainment news program Access Hollywood, as well as the daily one-hour syndicated entertainment news talk show Access Daily and new half-hour Access Hollywood franchise expansion All Access, that premiered in the fall of 2019
FitzPatrick has worked as a television and studio executive for more than 25 years, producing live news and several different genres of programming, including entertainment news, talk shows, game shows, variety shows, late night, lifestyle, court and sitcoms as well as digital launches. Most recently, FitzPatrick joined NBCUniversal in early 2018 as a development and creative executive where she worked as a consultant for Access Hollywood and Access Daily, developed several concepts and pilots for the syndication division and oversaw the development and pilot production of the nationally syndicated series Judge Jerry, which is set to debut this fall.
FitzPatrick’s experience includes Judge Judy’s Hot Bench, Daily Blast Live, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Dating Game. With her versatile TV industry experience, FitzPatrick has held roles as an executive producer, programming executive and development consultant and has had overall deals that span multiple studios, including Sony, Disney and Fox.
Previous to her time as a development and creative executive for Access Hollywood and Access Daily, FitzPatrick managed development and production for Oxygen’s Crime Time pilot. In 2017, she oversaw the development and launch of Daily Blast Live, a coast-to-coast live broadcast and online series combining news, entertainment and viewer interaction.
FitzPatrick was tapped in 2014 by Judge Judy Sheindlin to launch and executive producer her new series, Hot Bench, which became the #1 new strip in syndication in the last 10 years. FitzPatrick was named Executive Vice President at CBS Television Distribution in 2012 where she oversaw nine syndicated series. Previously, she was Senior VP of Comedy Development at FremantleMedia. FitzPatrick lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Doug Armstrong, an Emmy-winning writer, and their elderly cat, Mr. Peepers.