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Alcon Names Laura Lancaster President of Television Group

Former NBC exec will develop scripted series for broadcast and cable

Laura Lancaster has been named President, Alcon Television Group, the company announced Tuesday.

The former NBC development executive will focus on shepherding original programming for broadcast on network and cable television. She will report to Alcon TV co-founders and co-CEO’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove.

“Laura is a true talent; her impressive track record of profitable and creative shows speaks for itself, and we are excited for her to bring her vast expertise at Alcon,” said Johnson and Kosove in a statement.

Alcon is behind Syfy’s newest series “The Expanse,” which recently received a second season renewal, as well as HBO and Alex Gibney‘s four-part documentary on Frank Sinatra.

Prior to Alcon, Lancaster served as EVP of Drama Programming at NBC Entertainment, where she oversaw such series as “Hannibal,” “Parenthood” and “Grimm.” Prior to NBC, she was SVP of Drama Development at Fox, where she worked on “Glee” and “Fringe.”