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CBS hires Condé Nast’s Jon Koa to lead comedy development

ViacomCBS-owned US flagship network CBS has appointed former Condé Nast and ABC exec Jon Koa as EVP of comedy development for CBS Entertainment. Koa will report to Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment, and Thom Sherman, senior EVP of programming, and takes over the position from Julie Pernworth, who exited the network last month to explore “new […]

CBS extends comedy ‘Young Sheldon’ for three more seasons

US network CBS has renewed original comedy series Young Sheldon for three more seasons. The show is a spin-off from CBS’ previous long-running comedy success The Big Bang Theory, and charts the formative years of one of the characters from that series during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Launching in 2017, with its fourth […]

CBS merges alternative & specials; headed by Jack Sussman

CBS Entertainment is merging its specials and alternative programming units into one department to be led by head of special programming Jack Sussman. Sussman, who has been with the US network for 22 years, most recently held the post of EVP for specials, music and live events and will now oversee the combined department. During […]

CBS Entertainment’s alternative SVP Sharon Vuong departs

CBS Entertainment is without an SVP of alternative programming after incumbent Sharon Vuong left the US network. Vuong departed at the end of last after her contract expired having been in the post since April 2017. She had worked on shows including Survivor, The Amazing Race and Big Brother and prior to that had spent […]

CBS Entertainment rejigs daytime with Angelica McDaniel exit

CBS Entertainment’s EVP of daytime Angelica McDaniel has stepped down from the role as part of a rejig of the company’s current programming team. McDaniel had been with CBS for almost a decade but is leaving as part of plans by CBS Entertainment, headed up by president Kelly Kahl, to move its daytime team into […]

Ex-CBS boss Nina Tassler launches indie studio PatMa

Former CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler (pictured left) has teamed up with veteran producer Denise De Novi (pictured right) to launch PatMa Productions, an indie studio focused on diverse voices. The pair has formed PatMa Productions — named after Di Novi and Tassler’s mothers, Pat and Norma, respectively. The studio will create content for all […]

Asian prodcos: OTT’s golden moment

Golden Karavan’s Apoorva Bakshi and Jeff Sagansky talk to Kaltrina Bylykbashi about why India needs a new production company that aims to serve emerging OTT players in the territory. The emergence on India’s newest OTT production company, Golden Karavan, comes with the steep rise in take-up of streaming services in the territory and the understanding […]

CBS replaces Wiley with Reisenbach

Amy Reisenbach will succeed Bridget Wiley as head of current programming at US broadcaster CBS and its TV studio sister. Reisenbach (pictured) has been named executive VP of current programmes at CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Studios. The promotion comes days after Wiley announced her departure from the Eye Network after twelve years. This, in […]

CBS names Castallo successor

CBS has gone in-house to find a successor to network alternative programming chief Chris Castallo. Sharon Vuong has been upped to senior VP, alternative programmng at CBS Entertainment. She is promoted from a VP, alternative series development post, and will succeed Casatallo, who exits this summer when his contract runs out. Effective immediately, she will […]

CBS ents chief takes leave after heart attack

CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller is to take medical leave after suffering a heart attack, US reports say. Geller (pictured) told CBS staff the episode had been “mild” and that he is “on track for a full recover”, but he would not be attending the upfronts next month. CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves has not […]