Par TV ups vet Wood to senior veep

Exec to continue working on 'ET' franchise

HOLLYWOOD — Terry Wood has been upped from VP to senior veep of programming for Paramount Domestic Television, making her the No. 2 programming exec at the division behind programming prexy Greg Meidel.

Wood will continue working on the evolution of the “Entertainment Tonight” franchise, which includes the development of syndie skeins “Entertainment Tonight,” “Entertainment Tonight Weekend” and the company’s new weekly half-hour movie review show, “Hot Ticket.”

She’ll also spearhead development and production of upcoming syndie talker “Dr. Phil.”

Wood joined Paramount in 1998, and has been credited with being instrumental in the revamp of “ET Weekend” from a weekly news highlight show into a nostalgia show featuring archival footage. Since the revamped show debuted in fall 1998, it has seen consistent ratings growth.

Prior to her work at Paramount, Wood served as exec director of development for Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Entertainment; she also had an eight-year run at CBS News.

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