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Aaron Meyerson To Replace Terry Wood At CBS Television Distribution

By | Monday January 3, 2011 @ 12:11pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

CBS Television Distribution president John Nogawski went outside the company and outside the syndication world for a successor to Terry Wood, president of creative affairs and development, who recently departed CTD after 12 years. Aaron Meyerson, whose background is in cable reality TV,  digital media and features, has been named president, programming and development for CBS TV Distribution. He will be responsible for all first-run development and will oversee CTD’s current programming, including veterans Entertainment Tonight, Judge Judy and Rachael Ray. Nogawski acknowledged Meyerson’s unorthodox background in his statement. “Having developed hit shows for Oxygen and MTV, Aaron brings a new sensibility to the syndication marketplace,” Nogawski said. “He comes to us with a fresh set of eyes, knowledge of our core female audience and an acumen for creating new financial models for production.”

Meyerson joins CTD from the digital media tech startup, Coincident TV, where he was a principal. Previously, he spent eight years developing unscripted programming for cable networks.  As SVP alternative programming for MTV, he oversaw development and production of such reality series as Paris Hilton: My New BFF, A Double Shot at Love and Bully Beatdown.  In his three years as SVP development and production for Oxygen Network, he developed such shows as Tori and Dean, The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, The Bad Girls Club, Mo’nique’s Fat Read More »

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Terry Wood To Depart CBS TV Distribution

Nellie Andreeva

CBS TV Distribution this evening issued a statement confirming that Terry Wood, president of creative affairs and development at CBS Television Distribution, will be departing the company after 12 years. She most recently oversaw development of CTD’s  Swift Justice with Nancy Grace, this season’s highest-rated first-year show, and the hire of Nancy O’Dell to succeed Mary Hart  on Entertainment Tonight.

“Over the past twelve years, Terry has made substantial and lasting contributions to CBS Television Distribution and helped define the current face of daytime television in the process.  She developed and launched five new series – including Dr. Phil and Rachael Ray — that remain on the air today.   In addition, Terry has overseen our on-going series with competitive fire, energy and innovation at every turn.  We respect her desire to pursue the next chapter in her career and are quite confident her talents will bring success to whatever that opportunity may be.” 

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