History promotes McCarroll, brings on Boyle

The A+E Networks cable net has upped Russ McCarroll (pictured, left) to senior VP of development and programming, and hired Sean Boyle (right) as VP of development and programming.
September 18, 2015

A+E Networks cable net History has upped Russ McCarroll (pictured, left) to senior VP of development and programming and hired Sean Boyle (right) as VP of development and programming.

McCarroll, who previously served as VP of programming and development, joined the company in 2008 and is responsible for developing such unscripted series as Alone, Mountain Men, the Emmy nominated docuseries The World Wars and docu-drama The Men Who Built America. He has also overseen popular series Pawn Stars, Ax Men and the U.S. version of Top Gear.

Boyle was formerly the VP of development for Discovery Channel where he helped develop survivalist series Naked and Afraid while greenlighting such series as Fast N’ Loud, Street Outlaws and Misfit Garage. Doyle is History’s first unscripted programmer based in Los Angeles.

Both programming execs will report to Paul Cabana, executive VP and head of programming for History.

Also, Arturo Interian, most recently vice president of original movies for sister network Lifetime, has made the move to History as senior vice president of scripted programming.

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