CBS Entertainment President Steps Down, to Be Replaced by Two TV Veterans

May 30, 2017  •  Post A Comment

CBS is losing its president of Entertainment, and calling on two veteran TV executives to fill the void. Nellie Andreeva reports on Deadline.com that Glenn Geller, who has been with the network since 2001 and had been president of CBS Entertainment since September 2015, is stepping down.

“Geller, who had been on a medical leave following a mild heart attack he suffered in March, was scheduled to return to work this week,” Andreeva reports. “I hear he has opted not to come back to his post and is in discussions about a producing deal with the company.”

The report adds: “Two top executives of the CBS Corp. fold are expected to succeed Geller, the CW’s head of development and EVP Thom Sherman, and CBS’ longtime head of scheduling and one of CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves’ most trusted lieutenants, Senior EVP Kelly Kahl. A rep for CBS declined comment.”

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