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[02/15/18 - 10:31 AM]
NBC Names Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta Co-Presidents of Scripted Programming
"Lisa and Tracey have impeccable taste, strong leadership and a deep understanding of the NBC brand," NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said.

[via press release from NBC]

NBC Names Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta Co-Presidents of Scripted Programming

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - Feb 15, 2018 - Promoting two top execs from within its programming ranks, NBC today named Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta Co-Presidents, Scripted Programming, NBC Entertainment. The seasoned execs, who together have helped cement NBC's status as the No. 1 network in their respective roles as Executive Vice Presidents of Drama and Comedy, will report directly to NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt.

"Lisa and Tracey have impeccable taste, strong leadership and a deep understanding of the NBC brand," Greenblatt said. "It was Lisa who was one of the first to discover and cultivate what is now the phenomena of 'This Is Us,' and she continues to bring that astute eye to all the she does for NBC; and Tracey has shepherded in a new era of smart comedies, reigniting audiences to once again tune in on Thursday nights. Their relationships with top showrunners and talent are second to none, and I have no doubt their combined experience and expertise will build on the incredible momentum the network has right now."

Katz joined NBC as Executive Vice President of Drama in July 2016 and has since been overseeing the buying and development of all one-hour projects as well as shepherding the pilots and first seasons of all new dramas. In her role at NBC, she developed the military drama "The Brave" as well as the anticipated upcoming midseason series "Good Girls" from Jenna Bans and "Rise" from Jason Katims. In her previous role at 20th Century Fox Television, Katz developed two of the biggest broadcast hits with Dan Fogelman's "This Is Us" for NBC and Lee Daniels' and Danny Strong's "Empire" for FOX (with Imagine TV). During her 12 years at the studio, Katz developed the long-running global hit "Bones" (FOX, Hart Hanson, Barry Josephson) as well as "Star" (FOX, Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy), "Sleepy Hollow" (FOX, Alex Kurtzman & Bob Orci), "Lie to Me" (FOX, Sam Baum, Imagine TV) and "The Unit (CBS, Shawn Ryan and David Mamet). Before joining 20th, Katz started her career at Brillstein-Grey where she worked for seven years on both comedy and drama series, including "The Sopranos," "Just Shoot Me," and "The Steve Harvey Show."

Pakosta has been at NBCUniversal since 2011, where she began as Executive Vice President of Comedy for Universal Television before being recruited to run comedy at the network in 2015. During her time at NBC, Pakosta developed the shows that make up the new NBC comedy brand, including "The Good Place" and "Superstore" as well as new series "A.P. Bio" and "Champions." At Universal Television, Pakosta shepherded critically acclaimed and award-winning comedies "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (FOX, Mike Schur, Dan Goor), "The Mindy Project (FOX/Hulu, Mindy Kaling) and "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" (Netflix, Tina Fey, Robert Carlock) among many others. Prior to working at Universal Television, Pakosta was the partner at Green Mountain West, Craig Ferguson's production company for CBS Television Studios, which included a first-look development deal at CBS. Previously she served as Executive Vice President of Comedy Development at The WB where she co-ran the comedy department and developed many projects, including hits such as "Reba," "What I Like About You" and "The Jamie Kennedy Experiment."





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[10/19/18 - 03:01 PM]
CBS Gives Full-Season Orders to "God Friended Me," "Magnum P.I." and "The Neighborhood" for the 2018-2019 Broadcast Season
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[10/19/18 - 02:48 PM]
The CW's New Fall Series "All American" and "Charmed" Get Additional Local Boost as CW Affiliates Schedule Weekend Airings
CW stations nationwide are re-airing the first two episodes on a special date and time.

[10/19/18 - 01:09 PM]
Matthew Broderick Joins Cast of Netflix High School Apocalypse Dramedy "Daybreak"
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[10/19/18 - 11:16 AM]
"Station 19" Comes in Hot with a Full-Season Order From ABC
In the Live + 3 Day ratings, "Station 19" built on its season premiere by 24% in Total Viewers and by 25% in Adults 18-49 to set new series highs.

[10/19/18 - 11:00 AM]
FOX Places Back-Nine Order of "The Cool Kids," Joining "Last Man Standing" for a Full Season
The network has picked up nine additional episodes of the new comedy.

[10/19/18 - 10:31 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Drops the Trailer for New Comedy "Black Monday" on Anniversary of the Historic Stock Market Crash
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[10/19/18 - 10:09 AM]
Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban Set to Perform at "The 52nd Annual CMA Awards"
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[10/19/18 - 09:21 AM]
Paloma Faith Joins "Pennyworth" for Epix and Warner Horizon Scripted Television, Based on the Characters from DC
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[10/19/18 - 08:53 AM]
Showtime(R) Releases Season Six Premiere of "Ray Donovan" Early to Subscribers
The episode is now available only to Showtime subscribers via Showtime streaming, Showtime Anytime and on demand.

[10/19/18 - 08:13 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Holds Onto Demo Crown with "Thursday Night Football"
Despite a blowout Broncos-Cardinals game, the network once again takes home top honors among adults 18-49.

[10/19/18 - 08:02 AM]
Video: Sundance TV Releases "Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle" Trailer in Advance of Two-Night Special Event
Look for said event on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/19/18 - 07:58 AM]
WE tv's Groundbreaking Docuseries "Love After Lockup" Returns Friday, December 7 at 9PM ET/PT
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[10/19/18 - 06:30 AM]
New Kids on the Block Singer Jonathan Knight to Star in HGTV Pilot "Farmhouse Fixer"
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[10/19/18 - 06:00 AM]
National Geographic Taps Angela Bassett to Narrate Stunning Natural History Special "The Flood"
The two-hour wildlife documentary special premieres Sunday, November 25 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/18/18 - 04:45 PM]
Bette Midler, Brooke Shields, John Larroquette, Katie Couric and Peter Gallagher to Guest Star in the CBS/Warner Bros. Television Comedy "Murphy Brown"
Midler reprises her role 20 years later as Caprice Morton, previously known as Caprice Feldman, Murphy's former secretary.