or


[09/06/05 - 12:00 AM]
Kevin Plunkett and Kim Rozenfeld Join ABC Entertainment as Heads of Current Comedy and Current Drama, Respectively

[via press release from ABC]

KEVIN PLUNKETT AND KIM ROZENFELD JOIN ABC ENTERTAINMENT AS HEADS OF CURRENT COMEDY AND CURRENT DRAMA, RESPECTIVELY

Kevin Plunkett has joined the ABC Television Network as vice president, Current Comedy, ABC Entertainment, and Kim Rozenfeld has joined as senior vice president, Current Drama, it was announced today by Francie Calfo, executive vice president, Development & Current, ABC Entertainment, to whom they both report.

In their new positions, Mr. Plunkett and Mr. Rozenfeld will be responsible for managing the network's slate of established series, and will supervise a staff of current executives who serve as creative liaisons between their shows and the network.

"Both Kevin and Kim bring something unique to the network," Ms. Calfo said in making the announcement. "Kim has been an executive at the network and studio level, and he's also been a producer and director. He has a very diverse skill set, and has walked in the shoes of his studio counterparts and the producers with whom he'll work -- making him an ideal partner for them. Kevin has worked extensively in comedy, and I was impressed with the reputation he has among the networks, studios and writer/producers with whom he's worked. Comedy needs somebody at its helm with his passion and instinct. We're thrilled to have these talented executives in these important positions."

Since 2002 Mr. Plunkett has been executive director, Comedy Development for Paramount Network Television. In this position he developed half-hour comedies for the six broadcast networks. His most recent projects include the highly anticipated Fall series, "Everyone Hates Chris," for UPN, "Out of Practice" for CBS (starring Henry Winkler and Stockard Channing), and "Love, Inc.," also for UPN. Past projects Mr. Plunkett developed include "Cuts" for UPN, "A Minute with Stan Hooper" and "Life on a Stick" for Fox, and "Its All Relative" for ABC.

Prior to Paramount, Mr. Plunkett spent three years as executive director, Programming and Development for ABC Family / Fox Family Channel. In that position he oversaw the creation and production of primetime series, developing, among other projects, the critically acclaimed "State of Grace," which TVGuide.com called "the best half-hour currently on television" in the summer of 2001.

Mr. Plunkett joined Fox Family from Disney Channel, where he spent three years in the Programming department, rising to the position of manager, Original Programming. While at Disney he had a hand in developing "So Weird," "The Famous Jett Jackson," "The Jersey," "Even Stevens" and "Z Games."

Before Disney he was in the New York offices of FX Networks in the Talent and Production departments. He began his career as an intern in the Programming departments of VH1 and Nickelodeon in New York.

Mr. Plunkett graduated from Duke University with a degree in History. He and his wife, Jennifer, have one son and a daughter on the way.

Kim Rozenfeld has an extensive and well-rounded background in television that has afforded him the opportunity to produce, direct and develop in various genres for both broadcast and cable television.

Most recently Mr. Rozenfeld was vice president of Series Development and Programming for VH1. Involved in the re-branding of the cable network, he also engineered and managed the channel's development think tank, The Launch Pad, from which came the popular series "Motormouth" and the highly anticipated comedy/reality hybrid, "Home James," both of which he executive-produced. In addition he developed and executive-produced such acclaimed series as "Military Diaries," "Rock the House," "Kept" (featuring supermodel Jerry Hall), "Breaking Bonaduce" (featuring Danny Bonaduce) and the award-winning "Bands Reunited."

Aside from having been a producer and director on the ABC comedy "Two Guys and a Girl," Mr. Rozenfeld has also produced the comedies "Baby Talk" and "Dinosaurs," both for ABC, and the highly acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning non-fiction Fox series, "American High."

As an ndependent producer, Mr. Rozenfeld established his own production company, Half Full Entertainment (in association with 20th Century Fox Television), and developed a series of comedy projects under this banner. It was during this time that he produced and directed "Two Guys and a Girl" and also produced "American High." Previously he served as vice president of Comedy Programs for ABC, developing and supervising such shows as "Dharma and Greg," "Sports Night," "The Hughleys" and "The Secret Lives of Men."

Prior to his ABC tenure, he was director of Series Development for Columbia TriStar Television, involved in the development of such shows as "Early Edition," "The Gregory Hines Show" and "Malcolm and Eddie."

Mr. Rozenfeld graduated from UCLA with a degree in Communication Studies.





  [september 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· AMERICAN HIGH (FOX)
· BREAKING BONADUCE (VH1)
· CUTS (UPN)
· DHARMA & GREG (ABC)
· EARLY EDITION (CBS)
· EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS (CW)
· HUGHLEYS, THE (UPN)
· IT'S ALL RELATIVE (ABC)
· KEPT (VH1)
· LIFE ON A STICK (FOX)
· LOVE, INC. (UPN)
· MALCOLM & EDDIE (UPN)
· MINUTE WITH STAN HOOPER, A (FOX)
· OUT OF PRACTICE (CBS)
· SPORTS NIGHT (ABC)
· STATE OF GRACE (ABC FAMILY)
· TWO GUYS AND A GIRL (ABC)





[01/23/17 - 01:30 PM]
Stephen Colbert to Host the "69th Primetime Emmy(R) Awards" Sunday, Sept. 17 on CBS
"This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period," said Stephen Colbert. "Both in person and around the globe."

[01/23/17 - 01:01 PM]
HBO Confirms March Debut Dates for Special "Jerrod Carmichael: 8" and Second Season of "Animals."
Look for said events on Saturday, March 11 and Friday, March 17, respectively.

[01/23/17 - 12:57 PM]
2017 NFC Championship Game Delivers 46.422 Million Combined Viewers on FOX Broadcast Network, FOX Deportes & FOX Sports GO
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Sunday, January 22.

[01/23/17 - 12:21 PM]
Series Premiere of "Hunted" Is the Season's Highest Rated New Series Debut in Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-34
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, January 22.

[01/23/17 - 11:33 AM]
VH1's "Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party" Returns Monday, February 13 at 9PM ET/PT
Look for five additional episodes to roll out in successive weeks.

[01/23/17 - 11:10 AM]
Documentary "Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends)," Chronicling the Band's Resilience in the Wake of the Paris Terror Attack, Debuts Feb. 13 on HBO
The film explores the deep bonds between band co-founders Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme, as well as the intense connection the band has always had with its devoted fans, which moved them to return to Paris to perform once again in February 2016.

[01/23/17 - 10:51 AM]
Refinery29 Announces the Return of Female-Focused Short Film Series Shatterbox Anthology, In Partnership with TNT
The Shatterbox Anthology series has become known for providing female filmmakers of all ages, levels of recognition, and years of experience, the opportunity to bring their stories and directorial visions to life.

[01/23/17 - 10:02 AM]
Season Two of OWN's Popular Drama Series "Greenleaf" Premieres Wednesday, March 15
The first eight episodes of the new season will debut on Wednesday, March 15 with the remaining eight due this summer.

[01/23/17 - 10:02 AM]
Freeform's February Funday Event Airs February 18 - 19
Freeform's Funday weekend features a horde of heroes from beloved Disney movies, including the premiere of Disney's "Big Hero 6."

[01/23/17 - 10:01 AM]
Freeform's Valentine's Day Weekend Programming Event Airs February 11 - 12
Highlights include the premiere of "What's Your Number?" and a special edition airing of "The Notebook."

[01/23/17 - 10:00 AM]
Jenny Ramirez Joins Turner as Vice President of Unscripted Programming for TBS & TNT
Ramirez joins TBS & TNT from Irwin Entertainment, where she served as both senior vice president of development and co-executive producer for the company's robust slate of NBC specials.

[01/23/17 - 09:54 AM]
"Teachers" Reaches Series Highs and Has Its Most-Watched Episode Ever
TV Land further spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 17.

[01/23/17 - 09:51 AM]
Video: Two New Promos for "FEUD: Bette and Joan," FX's New Anthology Series from Ryan Murphy
Catch the series premiere Sunday, March 5 on the cable channel.

[01/23/17 - 09:36 AM]
HGTV Renews "Desert Flippers" for a Second Season
The 10-episode season is set to premiere in June 2017.

[01/23/17 - 09:01 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Returns in February with Back-to-Back Shows
On February 11, Alec Baldwin will return for his record-breaking 17th time as host.