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Strauser named TLC’s head of talent and casting

U.S. cable network TLC has promoted Andrew Strauser (pictured) to vice president of talent development and casting.
April 11, 2013

U.S. cable network TLC has promoted Andrew Strauser (pictured) to vice president of talent development and casting.

While at TLC, he has cast reality talent such as Cake Boss‘ Buddy Valastro, booked celebrity wedding specials with Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza, and developed talent for new series such as Something Borrowed, Something New.

In his new role, Strauser will continue to cast for existing series and source talent to build future shows around.

Previously, Strauser was a freelance casting director for broadcast and cable networks. His credits include Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, I Wanna Be A Soap Star, Greatest American Dog, Shaq’s Big Challenge, Queer Eye for the Straight Girl, Designed To Sell and Property Ladder.

He will report to Howard Lee, TLC’s senior VP of production and development, and will continue to be based out of Los Angeles.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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