August 26, 2005 |
Lifetime Entertainment Services named former WB network programming chief Susanne Daniels as its entertainment president responsible for developing shows and movies for the company's three cable channels. Daniels is the first major hire by Betty Cohen, who joined Lifetime in April as chief executive. The company, a joint venture of Hearst Corp. and Walt Disney Co., is trying to draw younger viewers.
July 13, 2007 |
Thursday morning marked the media tour debut of recently appointed Lifetime Chief Executive Andrea Wong. She introduced a panel for the channel's new series "Side Order of Life," which led into one for "State of Mind," both of which premiere Sunday. And both are looking to repeat the success of Lifetime's "Army Wives" -- all three were picked by the channel's entertainment president, Susanne Daniels.
June 19, 2008 |
The story of Lifetime Networks took a surprise twist of its own Wednesday when Entertainment President Susanne Daniels announced that she was leaving her post. Daniels, who has overseen programming for Lifetime Television and Lifetime Movie Network for the last three years, developed the hit show "Army Wives" for the resurgent network. The veteran entertainment executive said that, after working in the industry for the last two decades, she wanted to spend more time with her family.
September 4, 2008 |
Hoping to bootstrap on the success of "Army Wives," Lifetime Entertainment has enlisted a veteran TV executive as its new programming chief. JoAnn Alfano, a former NBC development executive who helped guide such shows as "Will & Grace," "Scrubs" and "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," on Wednesday reported to work as Lifetime's executive vice president of entertainment. She will be in charge of programming and scheduling for Lifetime Television and its sister channel, Lifetime Movie Network.
January 3, 1999
Susanne Daniels Entertainment president, WB Television Network, 33 What she's done: In December, Daniels took over the entertainment programming reins at the 5-year-old network, replacing Garth Ancier, who is expected to take the same post at NBC once his WB contract expires in June. Thanks to such teen-oriented hit shows as "Dawson's Creek" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," the WB demonstrated audience growth while the other broadcast networks saw their numbers continue to decline.
June 2, 2007 |
Susanne Daniels had a singular goal in mind as she was developing a slate of original programs to debut on Lifetime Television this summer. "I was looking for hit shows," Daniels, president of entertainment for Lifetime Entertainment Services, said wryly. It may be an obvious aim, but it's an achievement that has recently eluded the women-oriented channel.