October 23, 2014
James Corden now knows when he’ll start his new job as host of CBS’s “Late Late Show.” The network has set March 9 of next year as the premiere date for the new version of the show, with Corden taking the reins from current host Craig Ferguson. CBS also named producer, director and writer Ben Winston (Britain’s “The X Factor”) showrunner for when Corden takes over. Ferguson finishes up in mid December, so there will be a gap between when the old host exits and the new one enters. CBS has not said what it plans to do with the slot during those three months.
Singer Courtney Love has joined the cast of Fox’s upcoming drama “Empire,” which stars Terrence Howard. Love will have a recurring guest star role as a rock star on the record label run by Howard’s character.
Actress Michelle Trachtenberg will make a guest appearance on Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow,” playing Abigail Adams, the wife of U.S. president John Adams. The former “Gossip Girl” actress’ episode will air in January.
San Francisco agency Pereira & O’Dell has named Matt Herrmann chief strategy officer, effective immediately. Herrmann joins from BBDO San Francisco, where he was executive vice president and director of strategy.
Jeff Maldavir has been promoted at the agency Millennium Communications, becoming vice president of client services. Maldavir had been director of client services.
The New York Times has promoted Peter Lattman to deputy business editor, in addition to his role as media editor. Lattman joined The Times in 2010 from The Wall Street Journal.
Fusion has named Boris Gartner senior vice president and chief strategy officer, working on partnerships and business development at the cable network. Gartner was previously at Univision, where he launched the in-house digital studio La Fábrica UCI.
Showtime has signed actor Steve Coogan to star in its comedy “Happyish,” replacing the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in the show’s lead role. Coogan’s most recent TV role was on the series “The Trip.”
Nylon Media has named Paul Greenberg chief executive officer, effective immediately. Greenberg was previously chief executive at CollegeHumor, and before that he was president of digital for Time Inc.’s lifestyle group.
Native advertising technology company Bidtellect has made a handful of moves, including promoting Andrew Horlick from Eastern region vice president of sales to vice president of sales. The company has also made three hires, naming Debbie Sorich West Coast sales director, Michael Logan East Coast sales director, and Jennifer Zeidler account manager.
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- Matt Herrmann becomes CSO at Pereira & O’Dell
- Jeff Maldavir rises to VP of client services at Millennium Communications
- Peter Lattman rises to deputy business editor at The NY Times
- Boris Gartner becomes chief strategy officer at Fusion
- Paul Greenberg becomes CEO at Nylon Media
- Andrew Horlick rises to VP of sales at Bidtellect
- Courtney Love joins the cast of Fox's 'Empire’
- Steve Coogan replacing late Philip Seymour Hoffman in Showtime's 'Happyish'
- Michelle Trachtenberg guesting on Fox's 'Sleepy Hollow'
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