ABC has appointed an executive to manage the network’s comedy department. ABC Entertainment today announced the appointment of Jamila Hunter as senior VP, ABC Comedy.
Hunter will report to Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, who announced the appointment.
“In her new position, Hunter will manage ABC’s Comedy Department, overseeing the development and production of all comedy pilots for ABC Entertainment,” the company said in its announcement.
Hunter became vice president of ABC Comedy in 2011, tasked with overseeing the development and production of new sitcoms. She has been involved in projects including “black-ish,” “Fresh Off the Boat” and “The Real O’Neals.” She also oversaw Tim Allen’s return to network television in “Last Man Standing,” which is now in its sixth season.
Dungey commented in the announcement: “As one of our industry’s most accomplished executives, Jamila has been instrumental in ABC’s comedy resurgence. She brings a unique perspective to this important role, and I’m thrilled to have her leading our efforts.”