September 16, 2013
“Saturday Night Live” cast member Cecily Strong will join Seth Meyers on the desk of the “Weekend Update” segment, leading up to Meyers’ exit to host “Late Night” in February. Strong, who joined the show last season, could host “Weekend Update” alone after Meyers leaves, although producer Lorne Michaels is hoping to keep Meyers on the segment even after he leaves, according to The New York Times.
CBS Entertainment has promoted Margot Wain to vice president of daytime programs, reporting to senior vice president Angelica McDaniel. Wain had been director of daytime.
Bounce TV has made two hires, naming Felicia Hamilton senior vice president of research and Damien West director of affiliate relations. Hamilton joins from TV One, West from Turner.
CW has cast actor Grant Gustin as the superhero Flash, appearing on three episodes of the network’s drama “Arrow.” One of the three episodes will also serve as a backdoor pilot for a new “Flash” series.
Actor Danny Glover is set to guest on NBC’s upcoming “Ironside” remake, playing the father of Blair Underwood’s title character. Glover’s most recent TV appearance was on Fox’s “Touch.”
Digital agency SapientNitro has brought in Robert Kleman as an executive creative director, working in the company’s Miami office. Kleman was previously a creative director at CP+B Miami.
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has named Derrin Woodhouse national entertainment director for national programming platforms, a newly created position. Woodhouse was previously director of marketing and strategic partnerships at VEVO.
Regional sports network NESN has made three additions, naming Howard Zalkowitz director of production and senior coordinating producer, Jim Daddona coordinating producer for Red Sox baseball, and Denny Lott coordinating producer for news. Zalkowitz joins from Turner Sports. Daddona had been a freelancer and Lott was previously at Fox Sports Detroit.
Fox Sports 1 has brought in meteorologist Maria Quiban, working with the network’s “College Football Saturday” pregame show. Quiban will also continue as weekday morning meteorologist at KTTV in Los Angeles.
Bravo has cast actress Lisa Edelstein in the lead role for “The Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce,” based on the book series by Vicki Iovine. Edelstein previously starred on “House,” and she has also made recent appearances on shows including “The Good Wife,” “Elementary” and “House of Lies.”
Joy Robins has been named vice president of advertising and strategy at Quartz, Atlantic Media’s business web site. Robins was most recently senior director of digital ad sales at NBCUniversal.
This week’s daypart ratings
NBC’s ‘Sound of Music’ hits a high note
Whoa: No. 1 show in 18-34s is on cable
Twitter takes a shot at retargeting
Media scrambles to cover Mandela’s death
Rethinking media’s compensation model
Want higher ratings? Program holiday music.
‘Bonnie & Clyde,’ shoot-em-up lovers
Rachel, I try so hard. It’s never enough.
‘Modern Family’ gains in syndication
Real-time buying: Media’s next revolution
Netflix scores another awards first
Best tube bets this weekend
- Megan Henry and Richard Whitfield join Rhea + Kaiser
- Oliver Nitz becomes SVP of mobile licensing at Viacom
- AOL editor in chief Cyndi Stivers exiting
- Dave Colford rises to president at Hanley Wood Media Network
- Emily Passer becomes director of communications at Quartz
- Dianna Agron returning to guest on Fox's 'Glee'
- Chris Elliott guesting on NBC's 'Community'
- Sutton Foster joins the TV Land pilot 'Younger'
- Actress Kate Williamson dies at age 82
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