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Former World Wrestling Corp. Exec Named to Key Post at CBS TV Distribution, Will Oversee 'Arsenio' and Other Shows THR

Former World Wrestling Corp. executive Eric Pankowski has been named senior vice president of programming and development at CBS Television Distribution, where he will develop syndicated shows, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Pankowski will create and develop first-run shows, and will oversee current shows including "The Arsenio Hall Show," which debuts Sept. 9, the story notes.

He most recently served as senior vice president of creative and development for World Wrestling Corp. Previous stints included time at Warner Bros., where he helped debut "Lopez Tonight" and worked on production of shows including "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and "Judge Mathis."