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Spike names Eastburg VP of original series

U.S. net Spike TV has hired Alex Eastburg for the newly created role of VP of original series, charged with overseeing the development of the network's non-scripted series.
October 28, 2011

U.S. net Spike TV has hired Alex Eastburg for the newly created role of VP of original series, charged with overseeing the development of the network’s non-scripted series.

Eastburg is based in the network’s California offices and comes to Spike TV from his previous job as co-executive producer of Car Lot Cowboy. He reports to Tim Duffy, senior VP of original series.

Sharon Levy, Spike’s exec VP of original series and animation, said of Eastburg: “We have worked extensively with him on a number of projects and we’ve always felt his vision and energy lines up perfectly with our Spike goals.

“We look forward to having him play an instrumental part in developing programming that resonates with our audience.”

In addition to his work on Car Lot Cowboy, Eastburg has also served as co-executive producer on two seasons of the Spike TV series DEA from Al Roker Entertaiment, the TLC series Sarah Palin’s Alaska and truTV’s Tiger Team.

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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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