Grasso upped to U TV sr. VP

Universal Television has upped Maria Grasso from vice president to senior VP, comedy development.

Series developed under Grasso’s tenure at Universal include the NBC sitcoms “Mr. Rhodes” and “Something So Right” and Fox’s “Partners.” She will continue to report to Universal Television president Tom Thayer.

Grasso joined Universal Television as director of comedy development in 1992. Before that she had development stints at Comedy Central and MTV Networks.

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