July 7, 2015
Harry Shearer will be back on Fox’s long-running animated comedy “The Simpsons” after all. In May Shearer said he wouldn’t’ return to the comedy, citing scheduling issues, but he has now agreed to the same deal that the rest of the show’s core voice actors signed. Shearer voices a number of characters on the show, including Ned Flanders, Mr. Burns and Principal Skinner.
Jeremy Sisto has been cast in the lead role of ABC’s upcoming drama “Wicked City,” replacing Adam Rothenberg, who held the role in the pilot. “The Hunger Games” actor Evan Ross has also been added to the series.
Fox has made five additions to its upcoming summer series “Knock Knock Live,” naming Kellie Pickler, Adrienne Bailon, Ross Mathews, Jordan “Shorty” Johnson and Chuey Martinez co-hosts. Those five will work alongside previously announced host Ryan Seacrest.
Eric Zuncic has joined CP+B as chief strategy officer for North America, in charge of the agency’s consumer, culture and business strategy division. Zuncic was most recently head of strategy at Mekanism.
Radio company iHeartMedia has named Carter Brokaw president of digital revenue strategy, reporting to president of national sales, marketing and partnerships Tim Castelli. Brokaw is a former executive vice president at Guardian News and Media.
Hearst Business Media has named Denielle deWynter vice president of finance, effective immediately. DeWynter was previously senior director of global finance operations at McGraw-Hill Financial.
Time Inc. has named Jeff Karp head of Sports Illustrated Play, a new business arm focusing on youth and amateur sports. Karp has previously held positions at EA Sports, Zynga and GSN Games.
Bloomberg Media Group has named Linda Douglass global head of communications, beginning in September. Douglass joins from Atlantic Media, where she was senior vice president of global communications.
Mark Pesavento has been named senior vice president of content at Fox Sports Digital, where he will also help manage content on the company’s social media accounts. Pesavento was previously vice president of digital strategy at USA Today Sports Media Group.
Oxygen Media has named Benny Reuven vice president of development, based in the company’s Los Angeles office. Reuven was most recently vice president of development and programming at Wilshire Studios.
Actress Emily Kinney has joined the cast of Showtime’s “Masters of Sex,” playing a volunteer sex surrogate in a recurring role. Kinney previously appeared on AMC’s “The Walking Dead.”
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- Eric Zuncic becomes chief strategy officer at CP+B
- Carter Brokaw becomes president of digital revenue at iHeartMedia
- Denielle deWynter becomes VP of finance at Hearst Business Media
- Linda Douglass becomes head of communication at Bloomberg Media
- Mark Pesavento becomes SVP of content at Fox Sports Digital
- Benny Reuven becomes VP of development at Oxygen Media
- Jeff Karp leading Time Inc.'s new Sports Illustrated Play
- Jeremy Sisto joins the cast of ABC's 'Wicked City'
- Emily Kinney joins the cast of Showtime's 'Masters of Sex'
- Kellie Pickler, Adrienne Bailon and Ross Mathews join 'Knock Knock Live'
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