The network’s chief has a rarity in today’s cable landscape — rising ratings and buzz — as he reveals how many times Darren Star passed before bringing the Sutton Foster starrer Younger to the channel and what’s “exciting” about a Viacom-CBS merger.
A day after Van Toffler exited his role as president of MTV Networks Music & Logo Group at Viacom following a 28-year run, Viacom is poised to unveil a major corporate restructuring later this week. As part of the latter, Larry Jones is out as TV Land president. The news, which is said to be a surprise to many internally, comes as his Viacom-owned network is prepping a creative reinvention.
The announcement by the cable channel on Wednesday follows news the same day that NBC canceled a planned sitcom with Bill Cosby after another allegation of assault by the comedian was made public.