NBC Staffs Up Reorganized Current Department, Announces Two Key Appointments

Sep 13, 2010  •  Post A Comment

NBC has given two veterans of the Peacock Network key positions with its recently relaunched current department, Deadline.com reports.

The network appointed Erin Underhill and Edwin Chung as senior VP, current programming, NBC and Universal Media Studios, the article says. They will report to Vernon Sanders, EVP current programming.

Both executives have backgrounds in current programming at NBC. Underhill was director and VP current series before being named VP drama development in 2005, the story says. She oversees series including newcomers “Chase” and “Love Bites” along with returning drama “Parenthood.” She also developed “Heroes,” “Chuck” and “Friday Night Lights,” and oversees “Friday Night Lights,” the story says.

Chung served as director and VP current series until the network folded the current departments into comedy and drama development in 2008, a reorganization that changed his title to VP comedy programming for NBC and Universal Media Studios. He is the executive in charge of production for “30 Rock,” “Community,” “Chuck” and the new midseason series “Perfect Couples,” the story says, and he oversaw production on “My Name Is Earl.”

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