Rob Sorcher

Cartoon Network comedies renewed

Cartoon Network announced the renewal of five comedies at the San Diego Comic-Con International event in the US. The US cable channel has given a seventh season order to Adventure Time and Regular Show, a second season run to Uncle Grandpa and Steven Universe, and 13 more episodes for Clarence. Four of these – Regular […]

Miller fills Snyder’s role as Cartoon Network president

Christina Miller has been named president and general manager of Turner Broadcasting System-owned channels Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang. Miller previously worked at Cartoon Network Enterprises as senior VP, but was more recently general manager of NBA Digital and SVP of Cartoon Network stablemate Turner Sports Strategy/Marketing/Programming. That role saw her managing relationship with […]

Turner moves Asia Pac exec to Cartoon Network US

Turner Broadcasting System has named one of its Asia Pacific kids programming bosses as VP, programme scheduling at Cartoon Network and Boomerang in the US. Based in Atlanta, Vishnu Athreya will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day scheduling of networks, plus strategic positioning of programming content for both and all branded non-linear platforms. He joins after […]

The Powerpuff Girls make a comeback

Cartoon Network is bring back one of its biggest animated franchises, The Powerpuff Girls. The new version of the animated action-adventure series will be produced by Cartoon Network Studios and roll out internationally 2016 alongside a new licensing programme. The original series debuted in 1998, stretched to 78 episodes and spawned a movie spin-off. Turner […]

News brief: Cartoon Network poaches content boss from NBCU

Cartoon Network has recruited Brian Robillard as vice president, content business operations for its Cartoon Network Studios division. Robbilard joins from NBC Universal where he was director of product strategy and development, content distribution working on the company’s TV Everywhere service. At Cartoon he will report to chief content officer Rob Sorcher. He said: “We’re […]

Cartoon Network builds Lego partnership

Cartoon Network has partnered with the Denmark-based Lego Group to launch a multiplatform franchise titled Mixels. Next year, the pair will launch the franchise, which will comprise animated shorts of Cartoon Network’s flagship US cable channel, low priced Lego building block sets and an online app. The pair first unveiled its partnership with Lego last […]

News brief: Sorcher promoted at Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network’s chief content officer Rob Sorcher is one of two Turner Broadcasting System executives promoted in a management reshuffle. Sorcher now adds the title of VP to his duties, while Mike Lazzo, senior VP of programming and production for Adult Swim and Williams Street Studios, becomes executive VP and creative director of that unit. […]