EXCLUSIVE: The changeover on the high of CBS’ leisure operations continues. I hear Thom Sherman is stepping down as Senior Govt Vice President, Programming, CBS Leisure and is getting an expansive manufacturing cope with the corporate. The transfer follows the information damaged by Deadline earlier this morning that CBS veteran Kelly Kahl will probably be leaving his put up as President of Leisure on the finish of the yr. I hear the community’s head of present Amy Reisenbach will probably be named new President of Leisure.
“Crew – I need you to pay attention to a major transition that’s occurring at present,” Cheeks stated in his firm memo saying Kahl’s pending exit this morning. “As a part of a restructuring and streamlining of management at CBS Leisure, Kelly Kahl, our esteemed colleague and president of the division, will probably be leaving CBS by the top of yr.”
Sherman’s departure and Reisenbach’s promotion are a part of the identical “restructuring and streamlining of management” within the community’s leisure division. Particulars are nonetheless murky however I hear the highest CBS leisure job, which had been held prior to now by one particular person, together with Nina Tassler, will probably be consolidated once more and held by Reisenbach.
This marks the most important govt transfer for Cheeks since he joined then-ViacomCBS nearly three years in the past to overseeing the CBS manufacturers.
As EVP, Present Applications, Reisenbach ran the mixed division that oversees present programming for each CBS Leisure and CBS Studios. As well as, she had oversight of CBS Daytime.
Reisenbach, who’s properly preferred within the artistic neighborhood, was beforehand SVP, Present Applications, from September 2015 by way of June 2017, supervising all sequence produced by the studio for The CW, whereas persevering with to work on a number of exhibits broadcast on CBS. She joined CBS Studios in 2005 as Supervisor, Present Applications, was promoted to director a yr later, and named VP in 2011.
Beforehand, she labored at Warner Bros. Tv within the drama growth and present departments.
Sherman joined CBS in 2017 from the CW. Since then, he has overseen growth on such hit additions to the community’s schedule as FBI and spinoffs FBI: Most Wished and FBI: Worldwide, The Equalizer, NCIS: Hawai’i, and new breakout Hearth Nation on the drama facet in addition to comedies The Neighborhood, Bob ♥ Abishola and Ghosts. CBS has remained probably the most watched broadcast community for the previous 14 years, and the community once more is main the pack this fall with 17 of the 25 most-watched leisure applications of the season to date.
Sherman joined CBS from the CW the place, as EVP and head of programming, he developed and supervised such sequence as Arrow, The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Woman, The Flash and Jane the Virgin.
From 2004-2006, Sherman was President of J.J. Abrams’ Unhealthy Robotic Productions, the place he helped oversee the primary two seasons of Misplaced and the final two seasons of Alias.
From 1996-2004, Sherman labored in Drama Sequence Growth at ABC, the final 5 years as division head. Whereas at ABC, he was liable for the event and/or oversight of such sequence comparable to Misplaced, Determined Housewives, Gray’s Anatomy, Alias, NYPD Blue, The Observe and As soon as and Once more.