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CW Names Top Comedy Development Executive

Jun 15, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Kim Fleary has been named executive VP of comedy development for The CW, where she will oversee the development of scripted comedy series for the new network.

She joins The CW from UPN, where she served as senior VP of comedy development beginning in July 2002. Among the projects she helped develop while at UPN were “Everybody Hates Chris” and “All of Us,” which will be on the CW schedule this fall.

The announcement was made Wednesday by Dawn Ostroff, The CW’s president of entertainment, to whom Ms. Fleary will report.

Prior to joining UPN, Ms. Fleary oversaw development for the late Brandon Tartikoff’s H. Beale Co. She began her career in comedy development at ABC, where she worked on comedies “The Wonder Years,” “Roseanne,” “Home Improvement,” “The Drew Carey Show” and “3rd Rock From the Sun,” among others.

Ms. Fleary’s appointment comes a week after The CW announced former ABC and Bad Robot executive Thom Sherman was joining the network to head drama development.