Susan Levison has been named executive VP of original
programming and production at VH1, the network announced on Wednesday. She will
report to VH1 president Tom Calderone.
Levison will oversee the network's current original programming
like Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta and Hit the Floor, as well as development,
based in Los Angeles. She fills the position vacated by Jeff Olde, who left VH1
to join E! as executive VP of program development.
"Susan's proven expertise in crafting engaging stories with
strong characters in reality formats and scripted dramas and comedies makes her
a perfect match for VH1 and our successful mix of music, pop culture, humor and
nostalgia programming," Calderone said in a statement.
Levison comes to VH1 from FishBowl Worldwide, where she sold
unscripted series to Bravo, truTV, Fuse and VH1, and scripted projects to NBC,
MTV, The CW and Comedy Central. Prior to that she held various positions at Fox
Broadcasting, including senior VP of comedy development, VP of drama
development and director of alternative programming.