Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
First-Look Images at Michael K. Williams, Maya Rudolph in Murder Mystery Series, 'Spoils Before Dying' First-Look Images at Michael K. Williams, Maya Rudolph in Murder Mystery Series, 'Spoils Before Dying' Shonda Rhimes & Dee Rees Team Up for FX Series on The Great Migration Based on 'The Warmth of Other Suns' Shonda Rhimes & Dee Rees Team Up for FX Series on The Great Migration Based on 'The Warmth of Other Suns' New Trailer for TNT's Supernatural Summer Drama Series 'Proof' (Jennifer Beals, Joe Morton, Edi Gathegi) New Trailer for TNT's Supernatural Summer Drama Series 'Proof' (Jennifer Beals, Joe Morton, Edi Gathegi) Pimpin’ Black Butterflies Lost - Ch. 1 of 3 - Using Films to Shatter the Media's Funhouse Mirrors That Distort Black Teen Self-Reflection Pimpin’ Black Butterflies Lost - Ch. 1 of 3 - Using Films to Shatter the Media's Funhouse Mirrors That Distort Black Teen Self-Reflection Here's the Character Lupita Nyong'o Plays in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' + Jar Jar Binks Dead? Here's the Character Lupita Nyong'o Plays in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' + Jar Jar Binks Dead? The Suicide Squad Assembles... This Time in Costume (Official Cast Photo + Will Smith Character Poster) The Suicide Squad Assembles... This Time in Costume (Official Cast Photo + Will Smith Character Poster) Weekend B.O. May 1-3 (The $187 Million Disappointment) Weekend B.O. May 1-3 (The $187 Million Disappointment) Redband Trailer for Sundance 2015 Selection, 'Tangerine,' Promises a Rollicking Ride of a Film Redband Trailer for Sundance 2015 Selection, 'Tangerine,' Promises a Rollicking Ride of a Film Deon Cole, Nicki Minaj, Regina Hall and Eve Join 'Barbershop 3' Cast Deon Cole, Nicki Minaj, Regina Hall and Eve Join 'Barbershop 3' Cast A New Month Begins with New Titles Added to Netflix's Streaming Library. Here Are Your Options... A New Month Begins with New Titles Added to Netflix's Streaming Library. Here Are Your Options... HBO Orders Diallo Riddle/Bashir Salahuddin 'Brothers in Atlanta' to Series. Tim Story Directing. Maya Rudolph & Jaden Smith Recurring HBO Orders Diallo Riddle/Bashir Salahuddin 'Brothers in Atlanta' to Series. Tim Story Directing. Maya Rudolph & Jaden Smith Recurring Taraji P Henson Thanks UK Fans for Illegally Streaming 'Empire' Which Led to Its Pickup + UK Reactions to the Show Taraji P Henson Thanks UK Fans for Illegally Streaming 'Empire' Which Led to Its Pickup + UK Reactions to the Show Will Smith Channels Shaft in These 'Suicide Squad' On-set Photos Will Smith Channels Shaft in These 'Suicide Squad' On-set Photos History, A&E & Lifetime Greenlight 'Roots' Event Series - Production Team Includes Will Packer, Charles Murray, Alison McDonald History, A&E & Lifetime Greenlight 'Roots' Event Series - Production Team Includes Will Packer, Charles Murray, Alison McDonald A New Film Studio Grows in Uganda - Wakaliwood A New Film Studio Grows in Uganda - Wakaliwood You Will Be Moved By the Atmospheric First Full Trailer for 'What Happened, Miss Simone?' You Will Be Moved By the Atmospheric First Full Trailer for 'What Happened, Miss Simone?' Interview: Black Masculinity in Comic Books with Jonathan Gayles Interview: Black Masculinity in Comic Books with Jonathan Gayles Watch 'Deadpan' - an Early Short Work by Steve McQueen Inspired by Buster Keaton Watch 'Deadpan' - an Early Short Work by Steve McQueen Inspired by Buster Keaton Barbie Is Honoring Ava DuVernay (and Other "Sheroes") With Her Very Own Doll. Have a Look... Barbie Is Honoring Ava DuVernay (and Other "Sheroes") With Her Very Own Doll. Have a Look... Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on?

Janine Sherman Barrois Sells Twisted Murder Procedural To CBS; Could Become Showrunner

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act November 6, 2012 at 12:54PM

Janine Sherman Barrois (above), executive producer, and writer on CBS hit series Criminal Minds, is one-third of a trio who've sold a new hour-long murder procedural to CBS titled, Darkness Falls, a show that will explore the complex dynamic of an FBI psychologist and a homicide specialist as they journey into small communities around the country to solve the darkest, most twisted single murders.
3
Janine Sherman Barrois

Janine Sherman Barrois (above), executive producer, and writer on CBS hit series Criminal Minds, is one-third of a trio who've sold a new hour-long murder procedural to CBS titled, Darkness Falls, a show that will explore the complex dynamic of an FBI psychologist and a homicide specialist as they journey into small communities around the country to solve the darkest, most twisted single murders.

The other 2 names in the trio are The Mark Gordon Company and Barrois partner at Criminal Minds Erica Messer.

Both Barrois and Messer will write and executive produce Darkness Falls.

And if the project gets ordered to series, Barrois will serve as showrunner for it, which would be awesome for her! There certainly aren't many black women showrunners.

Barrois began her television career working as a writer on The Jamie Foxx Show. She went on to become a co-producer of The PJs and then was hired as an executive story editor for Third Watch, which she also wrote several episodes for. She would move up the ladder on that series, eventually promoted to Co-Executive Producer for the sixth and final season.

After Third Watch ended, she became a co-executive producer for another ER, where she would continue to write as well, contributing several scripts to that series.

She's also a Humanitas Prize nominee.


Shadow & ActNewsletter