Wanda Sykes, right, has signed a six-episode commitment deal with Comedy Central. The half-hour show is scheduled to premiere this fall. … “24’s” Sarah Wynter will guest star in six episodes of USA Network’s “The Dead Zone.” The third season of “The Dead Zone” will premiere in June. … Actor and comedian Jamie Foxx will host the “12th Annual ESPY Awards.” The award ceremony commemorates the past year in sports and will air July 18 at 9 p.m. (ET). … Jim Brown, Hill Harper, Vondie Curtis Hall, Diahann Carroll and Mario Van Peebles will make guest appearances on Showtime’s final season of “Soul Food.” “Soul Food’s” fifth season will premiere Feb. 25 at 10 p.m. (ET).
Holly Jacobs has left Buena Vista Productions, where she was an executive VP. Ms. Jacobs was instrumental in the development of Tony Danza’s syndicated talk show for Buena Vista Television. An official reason for Ms. Jacobs departure was not given.
Bragman Nyman Cafarelli Public Relations and Marketing will provide all public relations efforts for the Academy of Country Music, including the telecast of the “Academy of Country Music Awards.” The awards show will air live May 26 at 8 p.m. (ET) on CBS.
British TV executive Joe Houlihan will exit Granada in London to lead RDF LA, the Los Angeles office of United Kingdom indie RDF Media Group. Mr. Houlihan will replace Cathy Rogers, who is scheduled to return to RDF’s London headquarters in April. RDF LA has projects in the works with several networks, including ABC, NBC, The WB and Comedy Central.
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