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November 12, 2012 | By Joe Flint
MTV has tapped Susanne Daniels, a former top executive at Lifetime and the now-defunct WB Network, as its new president of programming. Daniels succeeds David Janollari, who had held the top programming position at MTV for the last two years. MTV said Janollari left on his own accord. In Daniels, MTV gets a programmer who has a strong track record in finding shows aimed at teens and young adults. Among the shows Daniels championed in her WB days were the dramas "Dawson's Creek," "Gilmore Girls," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Charmed.
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May 28, 2013 | By Joe Flint
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.
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November 12, 2012 | By Joe Flint
When Susanne Daniels was head of programming for the WB Network, she had a knack for championing both wholesome shows such as "Seventh Heaven" that families could watch together and edgier fare like "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Dawson's Creek" that would appeal to teens while making parents nervous. In her new gig as president of programming for MTV, she will again try to strike that kind of balance. "I have to take my job as a programmer for teens seriously," Daniels said in a Monday afternoon interview.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
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.
BUSINESS
August 26, 2005 | Meg James
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 2007 | Lynn Smith
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 28, 2013 | By Joe Flint
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
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.
BUSINESS
September 4, 2008 | Meg James, Times Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 2007 | Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2012 | By Joe Flint
When Susanne Daniels was head of programming for the WB Network, she had a knack for championing both wholesome shows such as "Seventh Heaven" that families could watch together and edgier fare like "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Dawson's Creek" that would appeal to teens while making parents nervous. In her new gig as president of programming for MTV, she will again try to strike that kind of balance. "I have to take my job as a programmer for teens seriously," Daniels said in a Monday afternoon interview.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2012 | By Joe Flint
MTV has tapped Susanne Daniels, a former top executive at Lifetime and the now-defunct WB Network, as its new president of programming. Daniels succeeds David Janollari, who had held the top programming position at MTV for the last two years. MTV said Janollari left on his own accord. In Daniels, MTV gets a programmer who has a strong track record in finding shows aimed at teens and young adults. Among the shows Daniels championed in her WB days were the dramas "Dawson's Creek," "Gilmore Girls," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Charmed.
BUSINESS
September 4, 2008 | Meg James, Times Staff Writer
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.
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May 28, 2008 | Mark Olsen, Special to The Times
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 . . .
ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 2007 | Lynn Smith
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 2007 | Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
May 28, 2008 | Mark Olsen, Special to The Times
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 . . .
BUSINESS
December 8, 1998 | SALLIE HOFMEISTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After five years of stable management, WB Television Network faces its first shake-up, with Susanne Daniels named Monday to replace Garth Ancier as the president of entertainment at the network. Daniels, 33, will assume her new post immediately, even though Ancier will remain at WB until his contract expires in May. Ancier is expected to join NBC as president of entertainment, replacing Scott Sassa, who will succeed Don Ohlmeyer as president of NBC West Coast.
BUSINESS
August 26, 2005 | Meg James
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.
BUSINESS
December 8, 1998 | SALLIE HOFMEISTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After five years of stable management, WB Television Network faces its first shake-up, with Susanne Daniels named Monday to replace Garth Ancier as the president of entertainment at the network. Daniels, 33, will assume her new post immediately, even though Ancier will remain at WB until his contract expires in May. Ancier is expected to join NBC as president of entertainment, replacing Scott Sassa, who will succeed Don Ohlmeyer as president of NBC West Coast.
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