Starz has named Christina Davis to lead its original programming team. Davis, a producer and former CBS executive, will be president original programming at the premium cable outlet. She fills the post formerly held by Carmi Zlotnik, who departed in January after a decade and signed an exclusive producing deal at Apple soon after that.
CBS veteran and longtime head of drama development Christina Davis is stepping down, effective immediately. Davis, who had more time on her current contract, recently informed the network of her decision to leave. She is currently on maternity leave, following the arrival of twins last month. No successor has been set yet but, given the timing, with buying season for next season getting underway, one is expected soon.