or


[01/10/06 - 12:00 AM]
NBC Names Katherine Pope as Executive Vice President, NBC Entertainment

[via press release from NBC]

NBC NAMES KATHERINE POPE AS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, NBC ENTERTAINMENT

JEFF INGOLD ALSO ANNOUNCED AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, COMEDY DEVELOPMENT

BURBANK, Calif. -- January 10, 2006 -- NBC announced that Katherine Pope, a senior executive at NBC Universal Television Studio, has been named the network's Executive Vice President, NBC Entertainment, where she will be joined by fellow studio executive Jeff Ingold, who now becomes NBC's Senior Vice President, Comedy Development.

The announcements were made today by Kevin Reilly, President, NBC Entertainment.

Pope and Ingold are both former program executives at the network. Pope will replace Ghen Maynard, former Executive Vice President, Primetime Development, NBC Entertainment, while Ingold assumes the role once held by Cheryl Dolins, Senior Vice President, Comedy Development for NBC. Michael Thorn, Senior Vice President, Drama Development, also will depart the network.

"I've known and respected Katherine and Jeff's work since their previous term at the network," said Reilly. "They have strong relationships in the creative community and are extremely talented development executives. The timing of these moves will allow this new team to be integrally involved in pilot decisions at this important stage in our development season."

Reilly also added: "We want to thank Ghen, Cheryl and Michael for their contributions to the network. They are talented colleagues with whom we look forward to maintaining a creative relationship in the future."

Pope, who will report to Reilly, will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of NBC's new series development. Ingold, who reports to Pope, will oversee all comedy series development for the network.

Pope was named as Senior Vice President, Drama Series, NBC Universal Television Studio, in June 2004, following the formation of the newly combined NBC Universal company.

In that position, she oversaw development and current drama series for network and cable, reporting to Angela Bromstad, President. Her roster of drama hits included the "Law & Order" dramas, "House," "Battlestar Galactica" "Monk," "Las Vegas," "Crossing Jordan" and "Surface." Additionally, she oversaw development of the upcoming NBC drama "Heist," from producer-director Doug Liman and David Bartis.

Before she joined the studio, Pope served as Vice President, Drama Development, NBC Entertainment, from June 2003 to June 2004. During her term, Pope presided over the development of all of NBC's new drama pilots, including the hit drama "Medium."

Earlier, Pope served since December 2002 as Vice President, Primetime Series, NBC Studios, where she was in charge of creative supervision for the hit drama series "Las Vegas," "Crossing Jordan," "American Dreams" and the Peabody Award-winning "Boomtown," which was praised by critics as the best new series of the 2002-03 season.

Pope's prior NBC Studios positions included Director, Primetime Series, since April 2001, and Manager, Primetime Series, since August 2000. She joined NBC Studios as an Entertainment Associate in Primetime Series in January 2000.

Pope previously was a writer and producer for VH-1's "Behind the Music" from May 1999. She was also a writer and producer of documentaries for CBS in New York and an associate producer for A&E's "Biography."

Ingold was appointed Senior Vice President, Comedy, NBC Universal Television Studio, in Summer 2005 after having previously served as Vice President, NBC Universal Television Studio in June 2004. In those roles, he was responsible for current programs including "The Office" and "Will & Grace," and development of the upcoming "Teachers" (for NBC) and "Sons & Daughters" for ABC.

Earlier, since June 2002, Ingold had served as Vice President, Comedy Development, for NBC. Prior to that, he was Vice President, Current Programming, NBC.

Ingold first joined NBC as an Administrator in the Program Research department. Then in 1997, he worked for the production company Greenblatt-Janollari as assistant to David Janollari, and later as Manager, Creative Affairs.

In 1999, Ingold returned to NBC as a Manager, Current Series, where he was responsible for the day-to-day creative supervision of his assigned series. He was named Director, Current Series, in August 2000 and oversaw hits including "Just Shoot Me," "Will & Grace" and "Scrubs," among others.





  [january 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· AMERICAN DREAMS (NBC)
· BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (SYFY)
· BOOMTOWN (NBC)
· CROSSING JORDAN (NBC)
· HEIST (NBC)
· HOUSE (FOX)
· JUST SHOOT ME (NBC)
· LAS VEGAS (NBC)
· LAW & ORDER (NBC)
· MEDIUM (CBS)
· MONK (USA)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· SCRUBS (ABC)
· SONS & DAUGHTERS (ABC)
· SURFACE (NBC)
· TEACHERS (NBC)
· WILL & GRACE (NBC)





[02/17/17 - 11:09 AM]
TNT's "Animal Kingdom" Returns for Season 2 Tuesday, May 30
The second season has been expanded to 13 episodes, up from its 10-episode freshman run.

[02/17/17 - 10:31 AM]
The Top 20 Junior Home Cooks Are Revealed on "MasterChef Junior"
Throughout this season, the juniors will face a wide array of exciting new challenges, including one served up by former First Lady Michelle Obama.

[02/17/17 - 09:21 AM]
"The Walking Dead" Season 7 Mid-Season Premiere Delivers 15.9 Million Total Viewers
AMC further spins the numbers for Sunday, February 12.

[02/17/17 - 09:01 AM]
TBS's "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" Is #1 in Late Night Among Young Adults in 2017
TBS spins the numbers for the year to date.

[02/17/17 - 08:37 AM]
Showtime Sports(R) to Stream First Ever Live Boxing Event on Twitter with Broner vs. Grandos, Live on Saturday, Feb. 18
The unique collaboration with Twitter is an extension of the Showtime Free Preview Weekend during which the premium network will be available to more than 73 million television households nationwide from Friday, February 17 through Monday, February 20.

[02/17/17 - 08:27 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Continues Demo Win Streak
The Alphabet leads the night among adults 18-49 for the fourth consecutive week.

[02/16/17 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 16
Updates include: Kevin Smith brings "Sam & Twitch" to BBC America; Retta tapped for "Good Girls" at NBC; and Jonathan Krisel to helm "Ghosted" at FOX.

[02/16/17 - 05:24 PM]
The CW Expands "The Vampire Diaires" Series Finale to Two-Hour Event
Look for the one-hour retrospective "Forever Yours" to lead off the night at 8:00/7:00c followed by the show's final installment at 9:00/8:00c.

[02/16/17 - 03:03 PM]
Bravo Media Is Living the Highlife in the Low Country as "Southern Charm" Season Four Premieres Monday, April 3 at 9PM ET/PT
Get the bourbon flowing for the new season as Southern socialites Landon Clements, Craig Conover, Kathryn Calhoun Dennis, Cameran Eubanks, Shep Rose, Thomas Ravenel, and newcomer Austen Kroll balance business and pleasure in the Holy City.

[02/16/17 - 02:35 PM]
IFC Greenlights Scripted Comedy Series "Living With Yourself"
"I'm doubly thrilled to be working with IFC on this show," said Tim Greenberg. "Normally I'd make a joke out of a quote like this, but I'm too sincerely excited."

[02/16/17 - 01:11 PM]
Cosplayers Put Their Skills to the Test in Syfy's Newest Competition Series, "Cosplay Melee"
Premiering on Tuesday, March 21, the hour-long battle is hosted by actress and self-described "super fan girl" Yvette Nicole Brown and executive produced by Jay Peterson and Todd Lubin of Matador Content.

[02/16/17 - 12:36 PM]
Adam Carolla's Live Interactive Talk Show Premieres Tuesday, March 14 at 10:00 PM, ET on Spike
Late night host Jimmy Kimmel will be the special guest on the series premiere of "Adam Carolla and Friends Build Stuff Live."

[02/16/17 - 12:17 PM]
Chelsea Handler Announces Season Two Premiere Date of "Chelsea" on Netflix
"Chelsea" will now stream as an hour-long episode each week, giving her audience exactly what they want: more Chelsea on Friday nights.

[02/16/17 - 11:34 AM]
Santiago Cabrera to Star in "Salvation," A New Suspense Drama Series to Be Broadcast in Summer 2017 on CBS
Academy Award nominated director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo ("Esposados") will direct and serve as executive producer.

[02/16/17 - 10:22 AM]
"NY Prison Break: The Seduction of Joyce Mitchell," Premieres April 23, Starring Golden Globe Nominee Penelope Ann Miller
The movie tells the story of a prison staffer who helped two convicts escape, leading to a fatal manhunt.