ABC Reshuffles Current Department, Hires Plunkett, Rozenfeld

Sep 6, 2005  •  Post A Comment

ABC is splitting its current series department into two divisions, with Kevin Plunkett in charge of current comedies and Kim Rozenfeld taking over current drama responsibilities.

Mr. Plunkett has been named senior VP of current comedy and Mr. Rozenfeld has been named senior VP of current drama. The pair replaces former VP of Current Programming Lance Taylor, who left the company. They will report to Francie Calfo, executive VP of development and current for ABC Entertainment.

Mr. Plunkett and Mr. Rozenfeld will manage the network’s slate of established series and will supervise a staff of current executives who serve as creative liaisons between their shows and the network.

Since 2002 Mr. Plunkett has been executive director of comedy development for Paramount Network Television. Prior to Paramount, he spent three years as executive director of programming and development for Fox Family Channel and stayed when it became ABC Family. He also has worked at Disney Channel, FX Networks, VH1 and Nickelodeon.

Mr. Rozenfeld was VP of series development and programming for VH1, where he developed and executive produced “Military Diaries,” “Rock the House,” “Kept” and “Bands Reunited.”

As an independent producer, Mr. Rozenfeld established the production company Half Full Entertainment, which produced ABC’s “Two Guys and a Girl” and Fox and PBS’s “American High.” He also served as VP of comedy programs for ABC and worked in development at Columbia TriStar Television.