Witt ups exec

Wass is new prexy

Nina Wass has been named president of Witt-Thomas-Harris Prods., replacing Gary Levine, who left to serve as exec VP of creative affairs at Warner Bros. TV.

In her new position, Wass will be responsible for the day-to-day TV development and production endeavors of the company, including serving as an executive producer on upcoming series.

“Nina is a great talent,” Paul Witt and Tony Thomas said in a joint statement. “We are delighted to name someone who has grown with our company as our new president.” Under the leadership of Wass, Witt, Thomas, Susan Harris and exec VP of production Susan Palladino, the company currently has two pilots in production and two pilots set for midseason.

For ABC, “The Secret Lives of Men” follows the lives of three divorced men and is written by Harris, directed by James Burrows and stars Peter Gallagher (“sex, lies, and videotape”). For CBS, the tentatively titled comedy “Me and George” stars Melanie Griffith as a single mother struggling to balance working as a N.Y. press agent for a demanding boss (Jeffrey Tambor from “The Larry Sanders Show”) and caring for her newborn son.

For midseason contention, Witt, Thomas, Wass and Mitchell Hurwitz will exec produce “Everything’s Relative” at NBC. Also for midseason at NBC is “Howard Marshal,” written by Don Reo (“The John Larroquette Show”).

Serving as senior VP since 1996, Wass has been a co-executive producer on such Witt-Thomas-Harris hits as “Empty Nest,” “Nurses” and “Larroquette.”

Wass joined Witt-Thomas-Harris in 1986 as a producer’s assistant on the comedy series “It’s a Living.” Working her way through the production ranks, she attained producer status on “The Golden Girls.”

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