Alphabet ups Bukinik to comedy veep

Exec to o'see current sitcoms, develop new series

Suzanne Bukinik has been upped to veepee of comedy series for ABC.

Her promotion had been expected (Daily Variety, Aug. 6), coming on the heels of a series of exec shuffles at the web. Bukinik reports to Carolyn Ginsburg Carlson, who was recently upped to senior veep of comedy series.

Bukinik will be responsible for developing new series as well as overseeing ABC’s current slate of sitcoms. She joined ABC in 1993, most recently serving as executive director of comedy series. Before coming to ABC, she worked in comedy development at NBC.

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