Forman ankles UPN

Greene tapped VP, alternative development, p'gramming

UPN senior vice president of programming Michael Forman has ankled after two years at the net.

Forman becomes the second exec to depart UPN since News Corp. announced plans to acquire Chris-Craft, the netlet’s top affiliate group. Drama development senior VP Maira Suro announced plans to depart last week.

Suro’s position has yet to be filled, but UPN’s Danielle Greene has been tapped to take over Forman’s duties in the newly created position of vice president of alternative development and current programming.

Greene will oversee UPN’s current programming department and handle the development of alternative series and specials. She reports to UPN Entertainment prexy Tom Nunan, who made the announcement Monday.

Greene has been with UPN since 1998 as manager of current programming, and has served as director of comedy development since November 1998. At UPN, she has overseen the development of series such as “The Parkers” and “Girlfriends.”

As for Forman, UPN said the exec departed to pursue other opportunities. Forman had been named senior VP of programming last October, overseeing the “Disney’s One Two” kids block for the web, developing reality series and specials, as well as handling current programming.

Forman joined UPN in July 1998; before that, he was veepee of primetime series at NBC Studios.

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