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CBS Quickly Fills Vacated Scheduling Post Deadline

CBS has wasted little time filling a top scheduling position. The network’s No. 2 scheduling job became available this week after Andy Kubitz announced he was jumping to ABC, as we reported earlier. Now Deadline.com reports that Noriko Gee is being promoted to senior VP, Programming, Planning and Scheduling.

“She will take over Kubitz’s responsibilities for scheduling all CBS primetime series, specials and movies, overseeing CBS’s theatrical acquisitions and contributing to the CW’s schedule, reporting to the network’s head of scheduling, Kelly Kahl, Senior EVP, CBS Primetime,” the story reports.

Said Kahl: “Noriko is one of the best scheduling minds in our business. From the placement of new series to key strategic moves of hit shows to grow nights, CBS has benefited greatly from her sharp programming acumen and instinctive analysis.”

Gee, who has been VP of Program Planning and Scheduling since April 2010, has had a hand in scheduling moves including “The Big Bang Theory’s” move to 8 p.m. Thursday and “CSI’s” move to 10 p.m. Wednesday, the story notes.

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