MTV Puts Curren in Charge of Programming

Feb 26, 2007  •  Post A Comment

Lois Curren has been promoted to president of entertainment and programming for MTV.

Ms. Curren, previously executive VP, MTV Series Entertainment, will oversee all development, production, program planning and scheduling for the channels.

She continues to report to Brian Graden, president of entertainment, MTV Networks Music Group, and president of Logo.

“Lois has an amazingly steady, intuitive creative touch, and over the past eight years has delivered an unparalleled string of cultural touchstones, including ‘The Osbournes,’ ‘Punk’d,’ ‘Pimp My Ride’ and, most recently, ‘Yo Momma,'” Mr. Graden said in a statement Monday. “Lois has earned the title of president many times over, a moniker simply affirming the obvious and earned.”

MTV greenlit several shows Ms. Curren developed, including “Scarred,” in which user-generated content illustrates the stories behind people’s injuries; “Me & Mr. Jones,” which follows hip-hop artists Nas and Kelis; “Kaya,” a scripted show about a gifted girl struggling with overnight fame; “Room 401,” which finds humor in the supernatural, from Ashton Kutcher’s Katalyst Film & TV; “The Kentucky Kid,” about motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden; and “Taquita and Kaui,” about two girls who didn’t make it in “Making the Band 3” but continue to pursue their dreams of stardom.

(Editor: Horowitz)