Nick honcho Semel ankles

Maniaci to report to net topper Jones in the interim

Nick at Nite/TV Land senior VP Mitch Semel is ankling the networks after less than a year on the job.

Semel plans to segue back into series production; a replacement has not yet been named.

Programming veep Sal Maniaci will report to Nick at Nite/TV Land topper Larry Jones in the interim.

While at the Nickelodeon cablers, exec put several projects into development, including “That’s What I’m Talking About” and the Paul Reiser-produced series “I Did Not Know That.”

Before the Nick gig, Semel was senior VP of programming for CBS Entertainment on the East Coast, where he oversaw production on “Cosby,” “Now and Again” and “Hack.” Before that he was a consulting producer on NBC’s “The Late Night With Conan O’Brien” and a senior VP at Comedy Central.

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