ABC Entertainment promotes Dummer and Saade

Vicki Dummer and John Saade have been promoted to senior vice president, alternative series and specials, ABC Entertainment, it was announced today by Andrea Wong, executive vice president, alternative programming, specials and late-night, ABC Entertainment, to whom they will report.

“John and Vicki both have incredible creative instincts—something that is impossible to quantify, but critical for success in this industry,” said Wong. “Personally, I think they are two of the strongest creative executives in alternative television today, and their expanded roles will give them an even bigger platform upon which to help us build the next generation of unique alternative programming.”

In their new capacity, Saade and Dummer will oversee development, current and production for ABC’s alternative series. They will manage the alternative series staff and spearhead the creative efforts for upcoming projects.

In their former positions, Dummer and Saade were responsible for overseeing numerous programs, including Dancing with the Stars, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Supernanny, American Inventor and the 2006 Scripts National Spelling Bee. Prior to joining the Alternative Series and Specials department, Saade and Dummer worked in the arts and entertainment industry.

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