Sony Pictures TV hires Patmore Gibbs

Former ABC exec to oversee drama development

Sony Pictures Television has hired former ABC programmer Suzanne Patmore Gibbs as exec VP, drama development, U.S. programming and production.

Patmore Gibbs will oversee scripted drama programming in the U.S. for both broadcast and cable. She will also oversee international co-productions targeted for the U.S. market.

She exited ABC in March 2011 amid a reshuffling of the network’s management ranks under then-new programming chief Paul Lee. But she left her mark on several series that have emerged as successes for the Alphabet including “Revenge,” “Once Upon a Time” and “Suburgatory.”

Patmore Gibbs steps into a position formerly held by Sharon Hall, who ankled for Alcon Entertainment earlier this year.

She will report to Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, SPT presidents of programming and production.

“She has earned the respect of the creative community and has successfully navigated the line between commercial success and a project’s individual integrity,” Erlicht said. “We are lucky to have her join us and look forward to our collaboration.”