HBO has formed HBO Downtown Prods., a production company specializing in programming for CTV: The Comedy Network. The new unit operates out of the studio built for the defunct Comedy Channel, which merged with MTV Network’s Ha! the Comedy TV Network, to form CTV.

Former Intl. Creative Managment agent Nancy Geller has been named senior v.p. of HBO Downtown Prods. She reports to Bridget Potter, senior v.p., original programming for HBO. Geller is joined by John Fisher, v.p. in charge of production and Eddie Gorodetsky, creative consultant for current and future projects. He was head writer for TCC.

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