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Keith Cox named boss of Paramount Network, TV Land

On the heels of today’s announcement that Sharon Levy will step down as EVP original series at Spike, Keith Cox has been elevated to the president, development and production for Viacom’s Paramount ...
February 21, 2017

On the heels of today’s announcement that Sharon Levy will step down as EVP original series at Spike, Keith Cox has been elevated to the president, development and production for Viacom’s Paramount Network and TV Land.

Cox will oversee the strategic development and production of all series for both TV Land and Paramount Network – Spike channels’ new name, slated for early 2018 – which will feature scripted and non-scripted original programming.

As an executive producer at TV Land, Cox developed, produced and launched all of the channel’s current original scripted programming.

Prior to joining TV Land, he held the post of executive vice-president, comedy and alternative development at the WB Television Network, where he was responsible for all of the network’s half-hour and reality development of shows such as Ashton Kutcher’s Beauty and the Geek. He was also instrumental in developing the reality show Pop Stars 2.

Cox joined the WB in 2001 as senior vice-president, alternative programming at the WB.

Earlier, he worked at Greenblatt/Janollari as vice-president of comedy and drama development.

Cox began his career as director of programming at FX before joining Warner Brothers Television, where he developed several shows for NBC’s Thursday night line-up.

“Keith has done an incredible job in building TV Land’s slate of strong original scripted series over the last 10 years and reigniting the brand, and I’m thrilled to work with him as he continues to bring his strong creativity and unparalleled talent relationships to the Paramount Network,” said Kevin Kay, president Spike, in a statement.

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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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