Shernold is a passionate writer of television who works in many styles, whether half-hour, hour or two hour, and in comedy, procedural, drama and genre. Most recently Shernold wrote a television adaptation of the best-selling novel A DAY LATE AND A DOLLAR SHORT by Terry McMillan (WAITING TO EXHALE, HOW STELLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK) for Lifetime (premiered April 2014). Star and executive producer Whoopi Goldberg was lauded for her performance, while Ving Rhames, Anika Noni Rose, Tichina Arnold, Mehki Phifer and Kimberly Elise rounded out the dream cast. Shernold’s mother is very proud.
Shernold is currently a consulting producer on the fifth season of HAVEN (SyFy/Showcase), an other-wordly cop series loosely based on a short story by Stephen King. It’s her third year staffing on the series.
Shernold’s work in Canadian television includes being the co-EP/showrunner of the second season of half-hour comedy 'DA KINK IN MY HAIR (Global TV). Before launching her writing career, Shernold was a production and development exec at CTV where her projects included the Gemini Award-winning DOOMSTOWN, and LAST EXIT.
In other adventures, Shernold attended the Canadian Fim Centre's Professional Screenwriting Program (aka “Bootcamp”) and has an MFA in screenwriting from Columbia University. She was a participant of 2007 TIFF Talent Lab (where she was mentored by Pawel Pawlikowski among others) and attended the 2008 Banff Television Festival as a participant of the Canwest Showrunner Program. In 2008, she was featured as one of Playback Magazine’s Next 25.