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[02/14/08 - 01:52 PM]
NBC Realigns Current Series Program Department as Teri Weinberg, Executive Vice President, NBC Entertainment, Will Expand Her Role to Oversee Both Development and Current Series
As a result, comedy chief Jeff Ingold and drama chief Katie O'Connell will oversee current programming in their respective areas, with both reporting to Weinberg.

[via press release from NBC]

NBC REALIGNS CURRENT SERIES PROGRAM DEPARTMENT AS TERI WEINBERG, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, NBC ENTERTAINMENT, WILL EXPAND HER ROLE TO OVERSEE BOTH DEVELOPMENT AND CURRENT SERIES

Jeff Ingold and Katie O'Connell Expand Development Duties to Oversee Current Programming in Comedy and Drama, Respectively

Erin Gough Wehrenberg Moves to Universal Media Studios to Become President Katherine Pope's Top Programming Executive

BURBANK/UNIVERSAL CITY � February 14, 2008 -- NBC has realigned its current series program department as Teri Weinberg, Executive Vice President, NBC Entertainment, will expand her role overseeing development to now include all current series programs. As a result, Jeff Ingold, Senior Vice President, Comedy Development, NBC Entertainment, and Katie O'Connell, Senior Vice President, Drama Development, NBC Entertainment, will oversee current programming in their respective areas, with both reporting to Weinberg.

Erin Gough Wehrenberg, who was Executive Vice President, Current Series, NBC Entertainment, will move into a new role at Universal Media Studios as Executive Vice President, overseeing network development and current programming. She will be second in command at the studio and will report to Katherine Pope, President, Universal Media Studios. Gough Wehrenberg arrives at the studio at a time of exponential growth, with dozens of scripted programs both on the air and in development.

The announcements were made today by Ben Silverman, Co-Chairman, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios.

Said Silverman: "As part of our goal to become a lean, efficient organization for the 21st century, we've decided to more closely align current programming and development. As we start to develop scripted programs all year round, this new organization will help link all our resources so we can have a greenhouse of creativity at NBC Universal. We're proud of these executives who have made great contributions to our company and we look forward to many more successes together."

"I have great confidence in Katie and Jeff as they step into these expanded, key positions," said Weinberg. "They both have trusted relationships with talent on NBC's development and current series. I'm extremely excited about the future of this new structure and these well-deserved promotions."

"Erin has always been a passionate champion of quality shows and show-runners on behalf of the NBC Network," said Pope. "We're all incredibly lucky to have that passion, intelligence and guidance now on the studio side."

The moves pave the way for more streamlined development and programming of the company's shows. One executive will be associated with a TV program from inception through its life on NBC.

Former Reveille production executive Weinberg was named as NBC Entertainment's new Executive Vice President in June 2007. She reports to Silverman and Marc Graboff. Weinberg has been responsible for overseeing all aspects of NBC Entertainment's scripted development.

Weinberg previously served as Executive Vice President of Scripted Programming at Reveille. There, she was responsible for all scripted shows in development as well as the company's current roster of scripted programming.

In addition, Weinberg was co-executive producer of the Peabody and Emmy Award-winning "The Office," which has also received two Television Critics Association Awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She also served as executive producer of "Ugly Betty," winner of two Golden Globe Awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award. In addition, Weinberg was executive producer of the Golden Globe nominated series "The Tudors," which premiered on Showtime in April 2007. As a result, Weinberg was nominated for two Emmys in July 2007 when both "The Office" and "Ugly Betty" were nominated as Outstanding Comedy Series.

Earlier, Weinberg had been with Reveille from its inception in 2002, serving in a variety of producing, development and casting roles. Prior to Reveille, Weinberg was a television talent agent at ICM. She began her agency career working in feature talent and literary projects. Gough Wehrenberg was named Executive Vice President, Current Series, NBC Entertainment, in June 2007. Previously, she served as Senior Vice President, Current Series, NBC Entertainment, since May 2004. In August 2006, her creative responsibilities were expanded so that she headed the network's Current Programming department.

Some of Gough Wehrenberg's current programming successes include "30 Rock," "Friday Night Lights," "Heroes," "My Name Is Earl," "The Office" and "Medium." Gough Wehrenberg previously served as Vice President, Comedy Development, from June 2002-May 2004. In that position, she provided coverage of "Friends" and "Ed," among others. In addition, Gough Wehrenberg also helped to develop "The Office."

Earlier, Gough Wehrenberg was Vice President, Current Programming. In 1998, Gough Wehrenberg became a Program Associate in the department and was named Manager a year later. In 2000, she was promoted to Director, where she was responsible for the ongoing creative supervision of "Friends," "Ed" and "Freaks and Geeks" among others.

O'Connell was named Senior Vice President, Drama Development, NBC Entertainment, in April 2006, and relocated to Burbank after earlier taking the newly formed position of Senior Vice President, New York Development, in July 2005. While in New York, O'Connell headed the network's New York-based creative office as part of NBC's development re-structure revealed in the spring of 2005.

Among O'Connell's current projects are the new series "Lipstick Jungle," the upcoming "Knight Rider" movie, and dozens of projects in development. Additionally, she oversaw development of the freshman NBC dramas "Chuck" and "Life."

While in New York, O'Connell developed and oversaw pilot production for the new NBC comedy series "30 Rock." She also supervised the cultivation of creative talent, working across all NBC television genres, including comedy, drama and non-scripted areas. In addition, O'Connell focused on NBC's key active relationships with Lorne Michaels ("30 Rock") and "Saturday Night Live" and Conan O'Brien and "Late Night with Conan O'Brien."

O'Connell came to NBC from Imagine Television, where she was executive vice president of development and current programming. During her five-year term at Imagine, O'Connell developed numerous comedy and drama projects, including the Emmy Award-winning "Arrested Development," which was named Outstanding Comedy Series in 2005. O'Connell also supervised the series "24," "Quintuplets," "The Inside," and the final season of "The PJ's."

Prior to joining Imagine, O'Connell was director of comedy development at CBS. At CBS, she helped developed numerous comedies including "King of Queens," "Becker" and "Yes, Dear."

Ingold has served as Senior Vice President, Comedy Development, since January 2006, and has since helped to bring the Emmy Award-winning "30 Rock" to NBC. Earlier in Summer 2005, Ingold was appointed Senior Vice President, Comedy, NBC Universal Television Studio, after having previously served as Vice President, NBC Universal Television Studio since June 2004. In those roles, he was responsible for development and current programs, including the Emmy-winning comedies "The Office" and "Will & Grace," and development of "Sons & Daughters" for ABC.

Prior to that, Ingold had served as Vice President, Comedy Development, for NBC beginning in June 2002. He previously was Vice President, Current Programming, NBC.

Ingold first joined NBC as an Administrator in the Program Research department. Then in 1997, he worked for the production company Greenblatt-Janollari as assistant to David Janollari, and later as Manager, Creative Affairs.





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· 24 (FOX)
· 30 ROCK (NBC)
· ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (NETFLIX)
· BECKER (CBS)
· CHUCK (NBC)
· ED (NBC)
· FREAKS & GEEKS (NBC)
· FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (DIRECTV)
· FRIENDS (NBC)
· HEROES (NBC)
· INSIDE, THE (FOX)
· KING OF QUEENS, THE (CBS)
· KNIGHT RIDER (NBC)
· LIFE (NBC)
· LIPSTICK JUNGLE (NBC)
· MEDIUM (CBS)
· MY NAME IS EARL (NBC)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· PJS, THE (WB)
· QUINTUPLETS (FOX)
· SONS & DAUGHTERS (ABC)
· TUDORS, THE (SHOWTIME)
· UGLY BETTY (ABC)
· WILL & GRACE (NBC)
· YES, DEAR (CBS)





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