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Levison named SVP, alternative programming at CBS

Former VH1 exec Susan Levison has been named senior vice president, alternative programming at CBS Television Studios. Levison will report to Ghen Maynard, senior executive vice president, alternative programming. Levison will work with Maynard ...
April 20, 2017

Former VH1 exec Susan Levison has been named senior vice president, alternative programming at CBS Television Studios.

Levison will report to Ghen Maynard, senior executive vice president, alternative programming. Levison will work with Maynard to create and develop new alternative and unscripted content for all broadcast and cable networks, streaming services and digital platforms.

Prior to joining CBS, Levison was an executive producer at VH1/Sony where she produced the series Daytime Divas. She most recently served as EVP, original programming and development at VH1, overseeing all original programming and development for both coasts, as well as talent development. She stepped down from the role last November.

During her tenure, Levison launched several series including Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood and Dating Naked.

Levison was the first creative hire at the startup prodco, FishBowl Worldwide Media, where she and her team sold and produced over one dozen pilots and five unscripted series for such networks as Discovery, Bravo and TruTV.

Levison began her career at Fox, where she started in the alternative department developing shows such as Paradise Hotel and The Simple Life. She then moved to the drama development and went on to comedy development, where she served as SVP, overseeing development of the animated series Bob’s Burgers and The Cleveland Show.

 

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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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