A big change is in the works behind the scenes at the newsmag “Entertainment Tonight.” Deadline reports that veteran producer Erin Johnson was named executive producer and is replacing Sharon Hoffman.
Hoffman reportedly decided to leave the show to move back to the East Coast to be closer to her sons and family.
“Johnson has served as co-executive producer of ‘ET’ for the past two years where she oversaw ‘ET’s’ daily production, spearheaded the show’s coverage of Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding from London, expanded the brand’s Comic-Con presence to multiple platforms and produced exclusive celebrity interviews,” Deadline reports, noting that Johnson has won two Daytime Emmys for her work on the show.
Rich Cervini, executive vice president of programming and production for CBS Television Distribution, is quoted saying: “Erin’s experience producing the TV show and having worked on the digital side of the business made her the obvious choice to take the reins at ‘Entertainment Tonight’ and lead the brand into its next decade. She has a passion for entertainment news and a drive to be #1 that we are confident will keep the show on top.”