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TLC hires ABC’s Jason Sarlanis

Discovery Communications-owned lifestyle channel TLC has appointed former ABC executive Jason Sarlanis to the post of senior VP of development. Based in Los Angeles, Sarlanis (pictured) will be responsible for managing the ...
January 3, 2017

Discovery Communications-owned lifestyle channel TLC has appointed former ABC executive Jason Sarlanis to the post of senior VP of development.

Based in Los Angeles, Sarlanis (pictured) will be responsible for managing the development teams on both the east and west coasts. He reports to Howard Lee, executive VP of development and production.

Most recently, Sarlanis served as VP of alternative series and specials where he led the development and current primetime programming for such series as To Tell the Truth and BattleBots. Additionally, he spearheaded Disney ABC Television Group’s alternative department in the international format marketplace.

Prior to this, Sarlanis served as VP of original programming and series development at E! Entertainment Television, overseeing such titles as The SoupFashion Police and Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Sarlanis has also held the title of senior VP at Ryan Seacrest Productions.

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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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