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ABC comedy undergoes exec shuffle

Ginsburg Carlson to be named sr. veep

ABC Entertainment is expected within the next few days to announce a slew of executive changes in the comedy department, including the promotion of Carolyn Ginsburg Carlson to senior vice president of comedy series.

Glenn Adilman, former vice president of series at CBS Prods., will join ABC as a comedy vice president, and two other ABC executives will be upped to VP: Suzanne Bukinik and Kim Rozenfeld.

Stephanie Leifer will remain as executive director in the comedy department, but will receive additional responsibilities. Two other comedy execs, Adam Wolman and Michael Becker, are negotiating their exits to take other jobs, according to inside sources. An ABC spokesman could not be reached for comment.

Network shift

In another separate executive shuffle, Rob Kaplan is expected to ankle his post as director of drama development at CBS in order to become vice president of primetime programs at NBC Studios, the networks confirmed Wednesday.

Kaplan’s exit comes after other changes in the drama department at the Eye web, including Anita Addison’s departure, Nina Tassler’s elevation to the top post there and David Zucker’s recent hiring.

Back at ABC, Ginsburg Carlson first joined the web in 1989 as an associate, and she rose through the ranks to the top comedy post there. Her most recent job was vice president of comedy series.

Bukinik joined the Alphabet web in 1993 from NBC, and her most recent post was executive director. Rozenfeld, also upped from executive director, previously worked for Columbia TriStar TV. Adilman ankled his post at CBS Prods. just weeks ago.

While the changes at ABC are extensive, they are essentially part of the routine summer promotions and exits that occur every year, according to one web source.

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