Hall of fame
Having decided to become a writer at the age of six, Karen Hall has enjoyed a career working on some of the biggest series in US television.
Having landed her first job working on M*A*S*H after a meeting with series star Alan Alda, Hall then secured her first staff role on Eight is Enough, before returning to the Korean War-set comedy for its final two seasons, contributing to its acclaimed finale.
Her other writing credits include Cybill Shepherd- and Bruce Willis-starring drama Moonlighting, plus Northern Exposure, Judging Amy and The Good Wife.
In this DQTV interview, Hall reveals why she moved to LA to break into showbusiness, how she learned about comedy in the M*A*S*H writers room and why US cable television wouldn’t be what it is today without Steven Bochco’s game-changing police drama Hill Street Blues.