Glenn Geller

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 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 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 […]

CBS rejigs entertainment as Geller exits

US broadcaster CBS has upped Kelly Kahl to president of entertainment and drafted in The CW exec Thom Sherman, with Glenn Geller (pictured) set to exit. Kahl has been upped from senior executive VP of CBS Primetime, a role she has held since 2005. Sherman, who joins from CBS’s part-owned network The CW later this […]

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 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 […]

Summer series shake-up at CBS

CBS has ordered a new summer drama series in the same week as cancelling another two of its summer offerings. New greenlight, Salvation, comes from Star Trek: Discovery creator Alex Kurtzman, who has an overall deal with CBS through his Secret Hideout prodco. The event series, produced by Secret Hideout and CBS Television Studios, will […]

NCIS boss Gary Glasberg dies aged 50

US television is today mourning the passing of NCIS showrunner Gary Glasberg. The much-liked executive, who has led TV’s most-watched drama since 2011, died in his sleep over night at the age of 50. Tributes have been flooding in for the New York-born producer who also created spin-off NCIS: New Orleans. “Gary was our rock, […]

CBS tracks down UK format Hunted

US broadcast network CBS has commissioned an American version of UK-created format Hunted from distributor Endemol Shine International. Endemol Shine North America will produce the US show, in which participants attempt to avoid capture while being tracked by world-leading investigators and hunters. The UK version, which Shine TV produces for terrestrial broadcaster Channel 4, has […]

Nina Tassler leaving CBS

Nina Tassler is exiting CBS Entertainment. She will remain with the US network in an advisory role until 2017. In the wake of her upcoming exit, CBS has upped Glenn Geller from head of current programming to president, CBS Entertainment. CBS said that Geller will oversee entertainment programming for primetime, daytime and late night, as […]