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[06/25/14 - 10:40 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Promotes Jim Sharp to Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development, West Coast
"If the US government was aware of Jim's understated intelligence, finely honed creative instincts, and steel-eyed leadership, the war on terrorism would be over," said Kent Alterman.

[via press release from Comedy Central]

COMEDY CENTRAL(R) PROMOTES JIM SHARP TO EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING AND DEVELOPMENT, WEST COAST

NEW YORK, June 25, 2014 - Comedy Central has promoted veteran network executive Jim Sharp to Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development, West Coast, it was announced by Kent Alterman, President, Content Development and Original Programming, to whom he reports. Sharp, formerly Senior Vice President, will continue to oversee development and production on all West Coast-based original pilots and series and in his new and expanded role, will also manage all digital development on CC:Studios.

"If the US government was aware of Jim's understated intelligence, finely honed creative instincts, and steel-eyed leadership, the war on terrorism would be over," said Alterman.

In addition to running development of the original pilots and series on the West Coast, Sharp is responsible for expanding the #1 brand in comedy's talent/writer relationships within the comedy community. In his new position, he will continue to build the growing slate of originals on-air as well as oversee the digital development of all CC:Studios series productions. Sharp has been instrumental in the development and launch of numerous hit series during his tenure at Comedy Central including "Tosh.0," "RENO 911!," "Workaholics," and the Peabody(R) Award-winning "Key & Peele." He was also a key member of the team that developed Comedy Central's newest late-night franchise, social-media sensation "@midnight" hosted by Chris Hardwick, as well as critically-acclaimed series "Nathan for You" and "Review," among many others.

Sharp rejoined Comedy Central in 2002 from Broadway Video, where he served as Senior Vice President, Creative Affairs and Production since 2000. He was an active producer, development executive and writer in the industry for many years, including a previous stint at Comedy Central as Vice President of Development from 1996-1997, during which he developed the sketch comedy series "Viva Variety." As an independent producer, he executive produced "Strange Frequency" for VH1.

Other producing credits include "The State" for MTV and "The Loop" for Twentieth Television. He began his television career as a writer for "Day's End" for ABC and "The Late Show" for Fox.

Available on-air, online and on-the-go, Comedy Central (www.cc.com) is the #1 brand in comedy and is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIAB).

Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, apps, games, consumer products, social media and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 160 countries and territories. Viacom's media networks, including MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, CENTRIC, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, Comedy Central, TV Land, SPIKE, Tr3s, Paramount Channel and VIVA, reach approximately 700 million television subscribers worldwide. Paramount Pictures, America's oldest film studio, is a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com. Keep up with Viacom news by following Viacom's blog at blog.viacom.com and Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/Viacom.





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· KEY & PEELE (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· LOOP, THE (FOX)
· NATHAN FOR YOU (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· RENO 911 (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· REVIEW WITH FORREST MACNEIL (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· STRANGE FREQUENCY (VH1)
· TOSH.0 (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· WORKAHOLICS (COMEDY CENTRAL)











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