×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

CBS Consolidates Current Department Under Glenn Geller

Eye vet David Brownfield segues to studio development pact

CBS has upped Glenn Geller to exec vice prez of current programming, consolidating the current departments of CBS Entertainment and production arm CBS TV Studios.

David Brownfield, who led CBS Entertainment’s current programming for almost a decade, will fulfill his plans to transition back to the creative realm, segueing into a development deal with the in-house studio. Before his tenure at CBS, Brownfield was a co-producer and scribe on ABC’s “Boy Meets World.”

“The timing is right to make this move,” CBS Entertainment head Nina Tassler and CBS TV Studios prez David Stapf said in a statement jointly announcing the move. “David has wanted to return to writing and producing television, and the majority of our series are now produced in-house. It makes sense creatively and operationally to have one streamlined current operation to support our shows.”

The Eye emphasized to Variety that it currently has no plans to consolidate other departments between CBS Entertainment and the studio.

In his new post, Geller will lead creative affairs for all scripted skeins broadcast on the Eye, and for all shows produced by CBS TV Studios both for CBS and other broadcast and cable nets. Before his promotion, Geller had been overseeing current at CBS TV Studios since 2006, and has been at the Eye since 2001.

More TV

  • Game of Thrones Finale

    Why Emilia Clarke Felt 'Numb' While Watching the End of 'Game of Thrones'

    (SPOILER ALERT: Do not keep reading if you have not finished Season 8 of “Game of Thrones.”) “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke — a.k.a Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms, the Mother of Dragons, the Khaleesi of [...]

  • GLAAD Slams Alabama Public TV for

    GLAAD Slams Alabama Public TV for Nixing 'Arthur' Same-Sex Marriage Episode

    GLAAD has criticized Alabama Public Television’s decision to not air a recent episode of children’s animated program “Arthur” that features same-sex marriage, calling the move “mean-spirited.” In the Season 22 premiere, which aired May 13, Arthur’s third-grade teacher Mr. Ratburn gets married to chocolate-store owner (and aardvark) Patrick. Alabama Public Television Director of Programming & [...]

  • Sara Gilbert and Tom Werner

    Sara Gilbert, Tom Werner Launch Production Company Sara + Tom

    Sara Gilbert and veteran producer Tom Werner have teamed up to create production company Sara + Tom, tapping into their working relationship that spans two-and-a-half decades. The two have been colleagues since the early days of “Roseanne,” which starred Gilbert on screen and featured Werner behind the scenes. Werner has executive produced 230 episodes of [...]

  • Holly Hunter Strange Weather

    'Succession' Season 2 Adds Holly Hunter in Recurring Role

    Holly Hunter is joining HBO’s “Succession.” Hunter will recur in the second season of the drama series in the role of Rhea Jarrell, the politically savvy CEO of a rival media conglomerate. She joins returning castmembers Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Hiam Abbass, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Peter Friedman, Rob [...]

  • The Americans 30 Rock Breaking Bad

    The Best Series Finales in TV History

    As high-profile series “The Big Bang Theory,” “Game of Thrones” and “Veep” come to an end with finale episodes that received mixed reviews from fans and critics alike, it becomes that much more apparent that the more invested someone is with a piece of programming, the more personally they will take the goodbye — for [...]

  • MTV The Challenge

    How 'The Challenge' Relied on Global Crew to Pull Off Plane Game

    Thirty-three seasons into MTV’s “The Challenge,” the reality competition series has spawned a band of traveling producers and engineers who fly around the world to create one-of-a-kind games. This includes placing cameras, smoke elements and a puzzle inside a plane that was suspended more than 30 feet above water. Executive producer Justin Booth joined “The [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content