Chris Castallo

Amazon replaces Schuster with Castallo for unscripted post

Amazon Studios has named former CBS head of alternative programming Chris Castallo as its new unscripted chief, replacing Heather Schuster who departed the business in August. Schuster left the business after an internal investigation into alleged inappropriate behaviour was administered by Amazon. Castallo will now oversee unscripted TV development and report to Amazon’s co-heads of […]

Ex-CBS alternative chief joins Verizon’s Go90

Former CBS alternative programming chief Chris Castallo is headed to digital video platform Go90 to lead its development efforts. Castallo was one of a number of CBS execs that left the business earlier this year, with Sharon Vuong promoted to replace him. Youth-focused Go90 has handed him a head of development role, in which he […]

Key CBS drama exec stepping down

The head of drama development at US broadcaster CBS, Christina Davis, has stepped down. The exec is currently on maternity leave, but will not return following this after informing the network of her decision to exit. This comes after CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller announced he was stepping down after suffering a heart attack, with […]

CBS current chief exiting

US broadcaster CBS is losing a second senior executive in a week, with Bridget Wiley following Glenn Geller out of the door. Wiley is the executive VP of current programmes at CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Studios, but is leaving after twelve years. Geller hired Wiley in 2005 in a VP post. She was then […]

Ex-VH1 exec takes CBS alternative spot

Former VH1 reality chief Susan Levison has joined US broadcaster CBS in a senior alternative programming post. She has been named senior VP, alternative programming at the Eye Network’s CBS Television Studios. She’ll work with and report to CBS TV Studios senior executive VP, alternative programming Ghen Maynard to create and develop unscripted programming for […]

CBS alternative chief to exit

CBS’s executive VP of alternative programming, Chris Castallo, is leaving the Eye Network after ten years. Castallo plans to remain with CBS until a successor is in place. He has led CBS’s unscripted activities since August 2013, most recently overseeing a slate of established unscripted shows such as Big Brother, The Amazing Race, Survivor and […]

CBS hands PR exec alternative VP role

US network CBS has taken the unusual step of promoting the director of CBS Communications to become VP, alternative programming role. Mitch Graham is more used to publicity than programming but will now oversee CBS’s reality slate, which includes Big Brother, Survivor, The Amazing Race and Undercover Boss. His hired comes after former executive VP, […]