Corinne Brinkerhoff

American television producer and writer

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Corinne Brinkerhoff
Corinne Noel Brinkerhoff

1979 (age 42–43)
Lawrence, Kansas, United States
Alma mater
OccupationTelevision producer, writer
Years active2006–present
TelevisionThe Good Wife, Boston Legal

Corinne Noel Brinkerhoff (born 1979) is an American television writer and producer. She has worked on the series The Good Wife and Boston Legal. She was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for best new series in 2010.[1]


Brinkerhoff was born in Lawrence, Kansas, and graduated from Lawrence High School.[2] She is an alumna of Truman State University, initially majoring in aerospace engineering, with a minor in creative writing.[3] She changed majors, graduated, and took graduate studies at the Boston University College of Communication.[4]


Boston Legal

Brinkerhoff began working in television in 2004 as the executive assistant to showrunner David E. Kelley on Boston Legal. She became a writer in 2006, writing nine episodes in the entire series' run. In 2007, she became a story editor and was promoted to executive story editor in 2008.[4]

The Good Wife

She became a co-producer and writer for new legal drama The Good Wife in 2009, writing 10 episodes over the course of 67 episodes produced.[5] Brinkerhoff and the writing team were nominated for the Writers Guild of America Award for best new television series in 2010 for their work on the first season of The Good Wife.[1]

Elementary to present

From 2012 to 2013, Brinkerhoff was co-executive producer for the television series Elementary, writing three episodes and a teleplay for another. In 2014, she was co-executive producer for the short-lived series Reckless, writing one episode. She wrote an unnamed pilot episode before becoming co-executive producer and writer for the television series Jane the Virgin from 2014 to 2015.[5], writer for the television series الآنسة فرح from 2019 to 2021, Arabic remake of writer for the television series Jane the Virgin from 2014 to 2015.

In 2016, she created the series American Gothic, of which she is showrunner, executive producer and writer. She is also executive producer for the series No Tomorrow that debuted in 2016.


Year Work Producer Writer Notes
2006–08 Boston Legal Yes Story editor
2009–12 The Good Wife Yes Yes
2012–13 Elementary Yes Yes
2014 Identity Yes TV pilot
2014 Reckless Yes Yes
2014–15 Jane the Virgin Yes Yes
2016 American Gothic Yes Yes Series creator
2016 No Tomorrow Yes Yes Series developer
2019–21 الآنسة فرح (Miss Farah) Yes Arabic-language remake of Jane the Virgin


  1. ^ a b Gregg Mitchell, Sherry Goldman (2010). "2010 Writers Guild Awards Television, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced". Writers Guild of America. Archived from the original (Press Release) on October 19, 2013. Retrieved April 7, 2010.
  2. ^ Hlavacek, Joanna (June 26, 2016). "Lawrence native Corinne Brinkerhoff helms CBS whodunnit 'American Gothic'". Retrieved July 12, 2016.
  3. ^ "Alumna: Corinne Brinkerhoff". Retrieved July 13, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Ehrlich, Lara (November 5, 2013). "From BU to Boston Legal and The Good Wife". Retrieved July 12, 2016.
  5. ^ a b Huggins, Sarah (June 22, 2016). "'American Gothic': How 'Boston Legal,' 'Jane the Virgin' Influenced CBS' Murder Mystery Drama". Retrieved July 12, 2016.

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