Barbara Hall, who has worked on Judging Amy, Army Wives and was also the creator of Joan of Arcadia, will be joining the Homeland staff as a co-executive producer. She’s signed a two year contract.
Hall is also currently developing a script for CBS, and if that gets picked up for the 2014-15 season, Hall would leave Homeland to work as showrunner for the new project. So it would be smart for Homeland to hire more than one woman so they won't be in a position of again having no women writers on a show that clearly needs a woman's voice as part of the writing team.
'Homeland' Adds 'Judging Amy's' Barbara Hall as Co-Executive Producer (Exclusive) (The Hollywood Reporter)