She will take over the role previously held by Pearlena Igbokwe, who was promoted in September to serve as chairman of Universal Studio Group.
Head of current programming Vernon Sanders is stepping down and seguing to producing with an overall deal at Universal Television
The Will & Grace election-themed reunion mini-episode made waves with its surprising reveal last month, triggering talk of a possible real reunion. While nothing is set, I hear conversations have been ongoing about a new season of the Emmy-winning comedy series, which aired from 1998-2006 on NBC.
Amid a shakeup of NBC’s comedy programming department, Bela Bajaria has been promoted to president of Universal Television while the studio’s comedy chief, Tracey Pakosta, shifts to NBC as EVP of comedy programming.