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CW programming exec joins CBS, Lionsgate net

US entertainment network Pop has added The CW’s alternative programming chief to its ranks, with Paul Adler leaving as a result. Justin Rosenblatt (pictured) is leaving his post as senior VP, alternative programming at the Warner Bros. and CBS-owned broadcast network to become executive VP, original programming and development at Pop. Adler, who has been […]

MTV reality chief exits

Long-serving MTV head of reality programming Lauren Dolgen is leaving the Viacom youth-skewed channel. Dolgen has worked at Viacom Media Networks and its predecessors for 19 years, most recently as head of reality programming and executive VP, series development. She was one of the execs from MTV’s earlier days who avoided the axe in the company-wide […]

Lifetime non-fiction chief to lead MTV2

Eli Lehrer is joining US cable channel MTV2 as executive VP. The senior VP and head of non-fiction at cable network Lifetime joins the Viacom Media Networks channel along with former Major League Baseball executive Jacqueline Parkes, who become chief marketing officer of MTV2 sister network MTV. Lehrer will keep the creative pipeline stocked at […]

Spike peers into The Mist with Stephen King

US cable channel Spike is to remake horror movie The Mist. The network has ordered a ten-part scripted series based on the film, with TWC-Dimension Television, which is part of The Weinstein Company, attached to produce. The film, based on a King novella, followed a seemingly innocuous mist that sweeps over a small town and […]

Spike, Lionsgate team with Christina Aguilera

US channel Spike, producer Lionsgate Television and singer Christina Aguilera are working up a music-themed game show. Tracks, which Mission Control Media (Hollywood Game Night) and Aguilera’s MX Productions are producing in association with Lionsgate, will debut as a half-hour special on Viacom Media Networks-owned Spike later this year. The format will see teams of […]

Ex-Dailymotion exec joins Condé Nast

Former Dailymotion US general manager Joy Marcus has joined the video content arm of magazine publisher Condé Nast. Marcus joins Condé Nast Entertainment as GM and executive VP, joining former CW president Dawn Ostroff, who runs the emerging content group. Marcus is best known for launching VOD service Dailymotion’s North American business, but was most […]

Viacom promotes Gorke for US distribution

Viacom has promoted Tom Gorke to a wider content distribution role in its domestic networks division. Gorke has been named executive VP, sales and business development, content distribution at Viacom Media Networks and BET Networks. This means he will oversee sales and new business efforts for all linear and digital partnerships across the BET, CMT, Comedy […]

Shine America raids Viacom, A+E for exec appointments

The US division of Shine Group has recruited business affairs execs Michael Minden and Yvonne Rena Bennett. Minden will be senior VP, business affairs and head of entertainment and legal at Shine America. He joins from Viacom Media Networks (fka MTV Networks). Bennett joins Shine from A+E where she was VP, business and legal affairs. […]

News brief: MTV renews Girl Code

Youth-skewed US net MTV has commissioned a second season of comedy show Girl Code. The series, a spin off of MTV2’s Guy Code, features female comics giving over-the-top tips about womanhood. It will return for a new 20-part run at an unspecified date. Darin Byrne and Paul Ricci executive produce for MTV, along with creator […]