Spike Ups Levy to Head Original Series and Animation
Exec to expand network's animated presence
By David Tanklefsky -- Broadcasting & Cable, 5/11/2010 11:31:25 AM
"We're thrilled to have Sharon in this key original programming role," said network president Kevin Kay, in a statement. "She has been instrumental in bringing top-flight talent to Spike. Her ability to connect with the Spike viewer has resulted in developing many of the network's top-rated series. Now we look forward to develop original animation using her talents for our guy-centric audience."
News of the promotion comes a week after Spike announced a development slate that includes many of Levy's projects including Weapon X, Alternative History, and On the Rocks. Last year, the network's animated special Afro Samurai: Resurrection won a primetime Emmy for outstanding individual achievement in animation.
Levy has overseen many of Spike's most ambitious series including Deadliest Warrior, Pros vs. Joes, MANswers and 4th and Long. Before joining the network, she worked as executive VP of programming and executive producer at Stone & Company Entertainment. She was director of public relations at Comedy Central from 2000-2001 and previously worked at Sci-Fi Channel and did a five-year stint at Comedy Central from 1994-1999.
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