Susan Levison to Oversee Programming at VH1

Susan Levison VH1
Courtesy of VH1

Levison formerly oversaw comedy, drama development at Fox

VH1 has appointed Susan Levison to lead its programming division.

As exec veep of original programming and production for the Viacom cabler, Levison will oversee teams on both the East and West Coast, along with celeb talent development. She will be based in Los Angeles.

“Susan’s proven expertise in crafting engaging stories with strong characters in reality formats and scripted dramas and comedies makes her a perfect match for VH1 and our successful mix of music, pop culture, humor and nostalgia programming,” said VH1 prexy Tom Calderone, to whom Levison will report.  “Susan is a highly respected and successful executive, having earned a stellar reputation in the creative community with both talent and producers, and we’re happy to welcome her to the VH1 family.”

Levison arrives at VH1 from FishBowl Worldwide Media, where she served as exec VP and head of creative affairs and handled shows including Bravo’s “Toned Up,” TruTV’s “Upload With Shaquille O’Neal” and Fuse’s “Off beat.”

Levison has also led comedy development at Fox and was vice prez of drama development at the broadcast net

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  1. Mark Isenberg says:

    Susan sounds perfect for this MTV affiliate network which has not done anything good since a Live Bruce Springsteen concert opening in the 1990s hosted by someone named Korn. Bill Flanagan made a good living as a consultant here and hopefully Susan will come up with some ideas like music concerts as in the old days of VH1 Divas. Too much to ask for a Viacom channel where the ads come first unless you are blacked out by Time Warner Cable….

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