The former senior VP will report to content development and original programming prexy Kent Alterman and continue to oversee development and production on all West Coast-based original pilots and series. Sharp will also manage all digital development on CC:Studios.
During his tenure at the Viacom-owned cabler, Sharp has been involved with the development and launch of numerous hit series including “Tosh.0,” “Reno 911!,” “Workaholics,” and the Peabody Award-winning “Key & Peele.”
“If the U.S. government was aware of Jim’s understated intelligence, finely honed creative instincts, and steel-eyed leadership, the war on terrorism would be over,” Alterman said in a statement.
After a brief stint as development veep from 1996-97, Sharp returned to Comedy Central in 2002 from Broadway Video, where he served as senior VP of creative affairs and production since 2000.