or


[06/05/07 - 10:45 PM]
Wendell Foster Named Vice President, Multiplatform Program Planning and Scheduling, ABC Entertainment
Most recently Mr. Foster served as vice president, Research, ABC Inc., where he oversaw all ratings research for "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and provided ratings analyses for West Coast ABC executives in all areas.

[via press release from ABC]

WENDELL FOSTER NAMED VICE PRESIDENT, MULTIPLATFORM PROGRAM PLANNING AND SCHEDULING, ABC ENTERTAINMENT

New Position Supports Disney-ABC Television Group's Dedication to Reach Viewers Anytime, Anywhere by Navigating Strategies to Improve Programming Reach Through Multiple Platforms

Wendell Foster has been named to the new position of vice president, Multiplatform Program Planning and Scheduling, ABC Entertainment, it was announced today by Stephen McPherson, president, ABC Entertainment.

"Wendell's new position will allow us to address the unique challenges of the multiplatform world and to seek out new opportunities for growth and development in this rapidly evolving area," said Mr. McPherson.

Mr. Foster will serve as the primary liaison between scheduling and numerous departments, including Digital Media, Current Programming, Affiliate Relations, Sales, News, ESPN and Research, for all multiplatform and non-primetime scheduling for all ABC Primetime series. As part of Disney-ABC Television Group's dedication to reach viewers anytime, anywhere, he will also be responsible for working with these departments to develop future programming and windowing strategies for the network's primetime programming. Mr. Foster will report to Jeffrey Bader, executive vice president, ABC Entertainment.

Mr. Bader said: "With Wendell's background in both network and cable research and scheduling, he's the perfect candidate to help navigate and formulate new strategies to improve the reach of our programming using multiple platforms."

Most recently Mr. Foster served as vice president, Research, ABC Inc., where he oversaw all ratings research for "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and provided ratings analyses for West Coast ABC executives in all areas. He first began his career with The Walt Disney Company in 1987 as manager, Research, Buena Vista Television. He was then promoted to director, Research, Walt Disney Television, and first joined ABC in 1995 as executive director, Program Planning and Scheduling. Mr. Foster then served as vice president, Program Planning and Scheduling, Disney Channel, in 2000, responsible for all scheduling of series episodes, movies and specials for Disney Channel's preschool, tween and adult overnight blocks until 2001. H

e returned to ABC in 2003 from Fox Sports Net, where he'd been vice president, Scheduling and Program Operations, and was responsible for all scheduling of national series and sports event programming on FSN.

Mr. Foster graduated from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Media, and went on to earn a Master of Arts in Communications Management in 1987 from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He currently resides in South Pasadena, CA, with his wife, Ann, and two children, Claire and Kevin.





  [june 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[10/17/17 - 08:25 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos Once Again
Plus: second place ABC sees week-to-week growth from "Dancing with the Stars" and "The Good Doctor" among adults 18-49.

[10/16/17 - 12:21 PM]
Investigation Discovery and Time Inc. Productions Announce Premiere of New Season of "People Magazine Investigates"
Season two debuts Monday, November 6 at 10:00/7:00c.

[10/16/17 - 11:35 AM]
Comedian and Writer Wyatt Cenac to Star in Comedic Docu-Series Examining Hot-Button Issues, Debuting on HBO in Spring 2018
The half-hour late-night docu-series will take a satirical look at social and cultural issues from Cenac's unique perspective.

[10/16/17 - 11:00 AM]
History Honors Veterans Day with New Episodes of "The Warfighters" from Executive Producer Peter Berg on Nov. 11
"The Warfighters" premieres with four back-to-back new episodes on Saturday, November 11 beginning at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/16/17 - 10:02 AM]
TNT Launches New Psychological Thriller "The Alienist" Jan. 22
Set in 1896 amidst a backdrop of vast wealth, extreme poverty and technological innovation, this psychological thriller stars Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning and Brian Geraghty.

[10/16/17 - 09:35 AM]
Guest Line-Up Announced for "The Daily Show Undesked Chicago 2017: Let's Do This Before It Gets Too Damn Cold" Including Common, Arne Duncan and Curtis Toler, Lena Waithe and Vic Mensa
As previously announced, "The Daily Show Presents: The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library," which made its debut in New York City in June, will open in Chicago this weekend.

[10/16/17 - 09:15 AM]
A&E Network to Premiere Six-Part Limited Series "Who Killed Tupac?" on Tuesday, November 21 at 9PM ET/PT
The series follows famed civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump as he conducts, for the first time ever, a no-stone-unturned investigation twenty years after the death of the dynamic and influential rapper and actor.

[10/16/17 - 09:07 AM]
National Geographic Acquires Cable Syndication Rights of NBCUniversal's "Running Wild with Bear Grylls"
The network also has the first option to air additional seasons of the series produced by Bear Grylls Ventures and Electus, should they be greenlit by NBC.

[10/16/17 - 09:06 AM]
Hotel Expert Anthony Melchiorri Checks-in to the World's Most "Extreme Hotels"
In Travel Channel's new series "Extreme Hotels," premiering Sunday, November 19, Melchiorri explores unique and breathtaking accommodations in bucket-list locales.

[10/16/17 - 08:59 AM]
Hallmark Channel's 7th Annual Hero Dog Awards Premieres October 25
The "Oscars for Dogs" features a veritable galaxy of two-legged stars, including hosts James Denton and Beth Stern.

[10/16/17 - 08:20 AM]
Best of HBO International Series to Arrive on U.S. Service in December
Beginning in December, two series from each of the regions will arrive on the U.S. streaming services HBO GO and HBO NOW as well as HBO On Demand.

[10/16/17 - 08:16 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Powers Another NBC Victory
Plus: CBS gets a boost to its lineup with a primetime NFL overrun.

[10/16/17 - 07:21 AM]
HGTV's "Property Brothers at Home: Drew's Honeymoon House" Premieres on Wednesday, Nov. 22, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
The five-episode series will follow the Scott brothers as they complete a massive renovation of the couple's first home together in Los Angeles.

[10/15/17 - 09:02 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, College Football Top Demos
The Alphabet wins the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched network.

[10/15/17 - 08:56 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Generates Season Highs & the Show's 2nd Strongest Week 3 Metered-Market Rating in 6 Years
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, October 14.