In her new role, Gunn will be responsible for scripted series development and current programming, including the upcoming drama series State of Mind, starring Lili Taylor. The series, from Warner Horizon Television and executive producers Greer Shephard and Michael Robin, is set to premiere in the summer.
Gunn, based in Los Angeles, will report to Lifetime senior vp original programming Maria Grasso. She joins a team that also includes Lucia Cottone, vp series development and current programming, based in Los Angeles, and Allison Wallach, vp development, who oversees projects from Lifetime's New York offices.
Gunn, whose appointment is effective immediately, was director of current programming at Warner Bros. Television from 1997-2003. At WBTV, she worked on such series as NBC's Friends, "ER," The West Wing and Third Watch. She also served as a mentor for the studio's Comedy and Drama Writers Workshops to help new writers develop, write and rewrite original spec material for television.