TV Land has upped Kim Rosenblum to EVP, marketing and creative, and Jaclyn Rann Cohen to EVP, program strategy and acquisitions. Both will continue to be based in New York and report to TV Land president Larry W. Jones.
Television Critics Assn.’s winter press tour kicked off this morning and so is our coverage. Freelance journalist Diane Haithman, who has been contributing to Deadline Hollywood’s TCA coverage, filed this report on the first networks presenting at TCA, TV Land and CMT:
The first speaker at the 2011 TCA press tour in Pasadena was TV Land president Larry W. Jones, who announced a little news:
– First, the 9th Annual TV Land Awards are moving to New York City (celebrity guests will include Bill Cosby and the entire cast of The Cosby Show and Michael J. Fox and the cast of Family Ties).
– Second, characters from ABC Daytime and TV Land are crossing over: All My Children actors Susan Lucci, Michael E. Knight and Darnell Williams will appear as themselves on Hot in Cleveland, and Hot in Cleveland’s Wendie Malick will appear on All My Children as her Cleveland character, aging actress Victoria Chase. The Chase character is cast in the soap as Gertie, a housekeeper who ends up moonlighting as a bartender after Lucci’s character, Erica, fires her. Cleveland episodes air on TV Land Feb. 16 and 23. Malick appears on All My Children Feb. 24.
After that, TV Land’s presentation might as well have been called The Betty White Show. While Jones was touting TV Land’s key demographic as 40-54, an 88-year-old star was the main draw. Although TV Land trotted out the entire cast of Cleveland …