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CBS Entertainment Names Julie Pernworth Head of Comedy Development

Former SVP will succeed executive vice president of Comedy Development Wendi Trilling

CBS Entertainment has promoted Julie Pernworth to executive vice president of Comedy Development. CBS Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler announced the promotion Thursday.

Pernworth, who has served as senior vice president since 2006, will replace Wendi Trilling, who announced her plans to leave the network in June. In her new position, Pernworth will head the network’s comedy department and oversee development of new comedy series.

“This is a well-deserved promotion that recognizes Julie’s invaluable and integral contributions to the many successful comedies she has helped develop and nurture during her 15 years with CBS,” Tassler said in a statement.

“She is a skilled creative executive with a great instinct for the genre and strong relationships with writers and producers,” she said. “This appointment gives a great opportunity to a deserving executive and maintains continuity in a very strong department.”

Pernworth joined CBS in 2000 as vice president of comedy development. She was promoted to senior vice president in 2006. Previously, Pernworth served as director of casting at NBC, before being named director of primetime series in 1998.