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CBS Television Studios Names Two New Drama Development Execs

Meghan Lyvers and Brianna Bennett join from Television 360 and Fox, respectively

CBS Television Studios is beefing up its drama development resources, naming Meghan Lyvers as senior vice president, drama development and Brianna Bennett as vice president, drama development, CBS Television Studios’ executive vice president, drama development, broadcast and cable Julie McNamara said Thursday.

Lyvers (above left) comes to CBS Television Studios from Management 360’s Television 360 division. While there she oversaw a production slate that included “Avenue of Spies,” “Heartland Trucking” and “The Terror,” among others. While there she also developed with 360 clients including Michael Chiklis, Christina Applegate and Brad Garrett.

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Bennett (above right), meanwhile, previously worked at Fox as director, drama development. While there, she worked on series including “Sleepy Hollow,” “The Following” and the upcoming “Red Band Society” and “Empire.”

“We are thrilled to have Meghan and Brianna as new additions to our drama team,” McNamara said. “They are both passionate, talented executives who bring unique perspectives to the table; Meghan having produced film and television in addition to working in talent management, and Brianna having spent most of her career on the network side.  We have had an outpouring of congratulations on these ‘great hires’ from the creative community which speaks to the positive relationships they have established.  We look forward to their contributions as we continue to grow our slate of dramas in broadcast.”

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