March 18, 2014
Actress Caterina Scorsone is returning to ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” joining the drama in May for the remainder of the show’s 10th season. Scorsone, who plays the sister of Patrick Dempsey’s character, previously appeared on the spinoff “Private Practice” and in “Grey’s” for two crossover episodes. Scorsone has also previously appeared on shows including “Castle” and “Crash.”
Keith Bowen has been named chief revenue officer at Tribune Co., a new position at the company beginning April 1. Bowen joins from TV One and Radio One, where he was also chief revenue officer.
Mike Vogel and Katharine McPhee are set to star in ABC’s “In My Dreams,” a movie to air as part of the Hallmark Hall of Fame series on April 20. Others appearing in the movie include JoBeth Williams, Antonio Cupo and Jessalyn Wanlim.
Former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Rachel Dratch has joined Fox’s comedy pilot “Dead Boss,” which stars Jane Krakowski. Dratch will play an arsonist that becomes cellmates with Krakowski’s character.
CBS has added Georgia King to its upcoming new version of “The Odd Couple,” according to Deadline, joining Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon in the cast. King most recently appeared in “The New Normal.”
Carat USA has brought in Julie Demaio, naming her executive vice president and managing director. Demaio was previously senior vice president and managing director for media at BPN.
Bravo and Oxygen Media have made a number of moves, including promoting Jamie Cutburth to senior vice president of partnership marketing, Maria Laino DeLuca to senior vice president of trade and consumer marketing, Amy Troiano to senior vice president of creative and brand strategy and Adam Zeller to vice president of social media. Both DeLuca and Trolano will work with Bravo, while Cutburth and Zeller will work with both networks. Also, Taryn Winkelman has joined as vice president of consumer marketing for Bravo Media and Jeff Nichols as vice president of on-air promotions for Oxygen Media. Winkelman joins from HBO, Nichols from CMT.
A&E has promoted Drew Tappon, naming him senior vice president of development and programming. Tappon was previously vice president of non-fiction and alternative programming.
History has added Cynthia Addai-Robinson to the cast of its upcoming miniseries “Texas Rising,” playing Emily West. Addai-Robinson currently has a recurring role on CW’s drama “Arrow.”
Katz Radio Group has promoted Pat McGee to senior vice president of political strategies, in charge of the company’s new political strategies group. McGee was most recently vice president of political sales and strategy.
Hearst Magazines has named Peter Hemmel design director at Woman’s Day, effective March 24. Hemmel joins from Prevention magazine, where he was creative director.
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- Justine Bloome becomes head of strategy at Carat USA
- Carol Duncan becomes SVP and CFO at Barker
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- Sharon Dastur becomes SVP of programming integration at iHeartMedia
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- Former CBS News executive Emerson Stone dies at 86
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