EXCLUSIVE: TV Land has hired Rose Catherine Pinkney as VP Development and Original Programming. Based in Los Angeles, she will oversee TV Land’s existing original series and the development of new ones, working alongside VP Brad Gardner and reporting to EVP Development and Original Programming Keith Cox. “It is rare to find someone who has a wealth of experience with multi-camera sitcoms, a format our audience knows and loves,” Cox said. “Rose Catherine is a creative force who is well-respected by many of the writers that we are in business with, as well as the community at large.” Pinkney spent almost a decade in the comedy department of Paramount Network TV, where she shepherded the sales of more than 30 projects, several of which went to series including Becker, Girlfriends and Andy Richter Controls the Universe. Pinkney also served as EVP Programming and Production for TV One. Most recently, she was Head of Television for Laurence Fishburne’s Cinema Gypsy Prods. TV Land’s slate of original series includes Hot In Cleveland, Happily Divorced, Retired At 35, The Exes and the upcoming Cleveland spinoff The Soul Man.
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