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NBC current unit to rule over daytime

Bruce Evans named senior VP of current series

NBC’s current programming department has taken over the Peacock’s dwindling daytime division, which Bruce Evans will oversee.

As part of the change, Evans has been upped to senior VP of current series. Annamarie Kostura, who had headed up the separate daytime division (and most recently spearheaded the short-lived move of “Passions” to DirecTV), has departed the company.

Evans will continue to work on many current NBC series but has added duties as head of daytime programming (which mainly consists of “Days of Our Lives”). He’ll now also serve as a liaison for NBC Universal diversity chief Paula Madison, working to increase diversity on NBC skeins (both on air and behind the camera).

Evans reports to NBC Entertainment current series exec VP Erin Gough Wehrenberg, who made the announcement Friday. Evans had been VP of current series since 2000; he has worked on shows including “Heroes,” “Medium” and all three “Law & Order” franchises.

Exec joined NBC in 1996 as a coordinator in the primetime series department.

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