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.
May 28, 2013 |
Chris Linn, who as an executive vice president at MTV played a major role in making Snooki a household name, has been named president of TruTV, a cable channel owned by Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting System. The hiring of Linn is a sign that TruTV -- best known for reality fare such as "Hardcore Pawn" and "South Beach Tow" -- is looking to get a little younger and hipper. "With his proven ability to reach and understand the young-adult audience, Chris has successfully developed shows that evolve beyond the television screen to become full-fledged phenomena," said Steve Koonin, president of Turner Entertainment Networks.
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.
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.
April 25, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- MTV is taking a turn to the horror side, greenlighting a pilot based on Wes Craven's “Scream” film franchise. The network will collaborate with “Scream” studio Dimesnion Films on the title, with Craven directing an hourlong pilot. A potential series, which is currently seeking writers, would begin airing in the summer of 2014; plot details for the series were not revealed, though it is expected to play on the mythology of the clever serial killer Ghostface. The network is expected to make the "Scream" announcement at its annual upfront presentation Thursday in New York.
May 28, 2008 |
SUSANNE DANIELS became Lifetime network's president for entertainment in 2005, after which she brought in the drama "Army Wives," which has gone on to be the highest-rated series in the history of the network. Also on her watch, the reality show "How to Look Good Naked" has been the network's most successful unscripted series. -- In programming specifically for women, Lifetime was in some ways a precursor to the new hyper-focused niche marketing. In general, I would say that . . .