ABC ups Patmore-Gibbs to exec VP

Drama development veteran earns promotion

ABC’s Suzanne Patmore-Gibbs has been promoted to exec vice president of drama development.

Patmore-Gibbs continues to handle the day-to-day oversight of ABC primetime drama development — which most recently included the new drama “Pushing Daisies,” as well as the “Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff, “Private Practice.”

ABC Entertainment prexy Steve McPherson announced Patmore-Gibbs’ promotion Tuesday.

“Suzanne’s passion and creative skills have led to the creation of an awesome slate of dramas,” McPherson said. “She is a one-of-a-kind talent, and I’m so fortunate to have her on our team.”

Patmore-Gibbs previously had served as senior vice president of drama development at ABC, a position she’d held since June 2004. Before that, she worked across the hall at Touchstone TV, where she was also senior VP of drama.

Between her gigs at Touchstone and ABC, Patmore-Gibbs has helped develop such hits as “Lost,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Ugly Betty” and “Brothers & Sisters.”

The exec first joined Disney and Touchstone in 2000. Her resume also includes a stint as a senior exec at the Paramount-based Mutual Film Co. Other new drama shows hitting the air this year that Patmore-Gibbs developed include “Dirty Sexy Money” and “Women’s Murder Club.”

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