June 5, 2014
Showtime has added actor Suraj Sharma to the cast of “Homeland,” playing a Pakistani medical student whose path crosses with Claire Danes’ charter, according to Entertainment Weekly. Sharma starred in the movie “Life of Pi” and most recently appeared in the movie “Million Dollar Arm.”
Andrew Jackson, executive vice president of production and development for landmark series and specials at Discovery Channel, has left the network after two years. There’s no word on what Jackson plans to do next.
The soon-to-launch SEC Network is reportedly bringing in Tim Brando as an on-air personality, according to ESPN, although no official announcement has been made. Brando had been with CBS Sports for 18 years before leaving in January.
JWT has named Matt Eastwood global chief creative officer, reporting to chief executive Gustavo Martinez beginning in July. Eastwood was previously chief creative officer at DDB in New York.
Tribal Worldwide has named Kyle Snarr head of client development and marketing, working in the agency’s New York office. Snarr was most recently director of new business at Struck.
Social agency Vizeum U.S. has named Steven Feuling chief executive officer, a newly created position at the agency. Feuling was previously global client president at Dentsu Aegis Network.
Noah Witlin has been named creative director at BusterINK, the print production division of creative agency and production company Stun Creative. Witlin has previously worked at Cold Open and BLT Communications.
The CW has promoted Kevin Levy, naming him senior vice president of program planning and scheduling. Levy had been vice president.
Bloomberg News has named Bill Grueskin executive training editor, beginning on June 9. Grueskin will step down as dean of academic affairs at the Columbia Journalism School, although he will remain on as a professor.
Steven H. Scheuer, who started a daily newspaper column for TV listings in the 1950s, died last week at age 88 of congestive heart failure. Scheuer was founder of the “TV Key” column, which included listings and recommendations and was distributed by King Features Syndicate.
Politico has brought in Daniel Lippman as a researcher and reporter, working mainly with the site’s Playbook and Capital Playbook sections. Lippman previously covered environmental news at E&E Publishing.
A pair of pickups for ABC: ‘Speechless’ and ‘Survivor’
The future of Viacom? It may be with CBS.
The cost of cord cutting: Nearly $1 billion
Nielsen: We’re using the PPM to measure television
‘Empire’ falls to second-lowest rating in series history
ESPN’s ‘MNF’ hits all-time low versus debate
The latest argument for cord cutting: Cat videos
Finally, sports talk radio comes of age
Spot TV: Political’s robust, even without Trump
NBC’s ‘Voice’ premiere soars among Hispanics
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Too much cray-cray, ‘Murder’ slides way-way down
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- Kevin Grady becomes SVP and ECD at FCB Chicago
- Joachim Bader becomes Central Europe CEO at Wunderman
- David Brewer rises to SVP of program strategy at Bravo & Oxygen
- Christian Kurz rises to SVP of consumer insights at Viacom
- Sandra Oh guesting on ABC's 'American Crime'
- Tiffany Hines and Bailey Chase join Fox's '24: Legacy'
- Molly Parker joins Netflix's 'Lost In Space'
- ‘All My Children’ creator Agnes Nixon dies at 93
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