Imagine Television has tapped a former ABC programming executive as president, replacing David Nevins, who is leaving Aug. 1 for Showtime Networks, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Company Town blog.
Francie Calfo left ABC several years ago to work in producing, and is currently an executive producer of ABC’s "Scoundrels," which has delivered lukewarm ratings despite a cast including Oscar nominee Virginia Madsen, the story says. Calfo will join Imagine in the next few weeks, the story says.
Imagine Television, part of Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s entertainment company, is the producer of such shows including "Parenthood" and "Friday Night Lights." The story adds that Francie Calfo was also the name of a character on "Alias," the spy drama from J.J. Abrams and which the real-life Calfo helped shepherd during her work at what is now ABC Studios.