NEW YORK — NBC Studios senior VP Shelley McCrory has inked a new two-year deal to stick with the Peacock’s production arm.
Move comes as NBC Studios placed eight shows on the fall skeds, including the Peacock laffers “Hidden Hills” and “In-Laws,” as well as the dramas “American Dreams” and “Boomtown.”
She reports to NBC Studios prexy Ted Harbert.
New deal brings McCrory completely back into the NBC Studios fold. Exec, who first served as senior VP of primetime series in 2000, took on a consulting role with the studio last June in order to try her hand at producing.
McCrory soon resumed her gig atop primetime series, overseeing the development of dramas and comedies at NBC Studios. Deal makes the move official. McCrory, who has spent more time focused on comedy development, will now also get more involved with key drama projects.
“Signing Shelley is as important as making a deal with a major writer,” Harbert said. “She is the creative spirit of NBC Studios.”
Before moving to the studios side, McCrory served as senior vice president of comedy development at NBC Entertainment, overseeing the creation of shows such as “Scrubs.”
McCrory first joined NBC in 1992 as an assistant in drama development. She also spent five years in NBC’s current series department and was named VP of primetime series in 1997, helping to develop series such as “Providence” and “Freaks and Geeks.”