Kari Lizer is an American actress, writer, and producer. She was the creator and executive producer of the CBS sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine. In May 2010, CBS cancelled Old Christine after five seasons. Upon its cancellation, Lizer slammed the network and suggested the decision to cancel the show was sexist. Previously, she had been co-executive producer of Will & Grace for three years.Lizer also created the comedy Maggie Winters.As an actress, Lizer played Cassie Phillips on Matlock, Diana Benedict on Sunday Dinner:1035 and Chris Burgess on The Van Dyke Show.:1137In April 2020, Lizer released her first book, Aren't You Forgetting Someone?: Essays from My Mid-Life Revenge.