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NBC Promotes Bruce Evans to Head Current Programming

He replaces Vernon Sanders in the role

NBC has promoted Bruce Evans to head of its Current Programming department. He’ll replace Vernon Sanders — who has signed a production deal with Universal Television — in the role.

“There was never a moment that I didn’t see Bruce as the natural successor as head of our current business,” NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke said on Thursday. “His remarkable skill set shines through in managing many of our biggest shows and I’m thrilled we’ll be able to work even more closely together moving forward.”

Evans has been with NBC for more than two decades. Most recently senior vice president of Current & Daytime Programming, Evans had his hands all over “The Blacklist” and “Blindspot.” Additionally, he was the executive in charge of daytime soap opera “Days of our Lives.”

Evans, a graduate of Brown University with an MBA from Yale, served as director of Primetime Series shortly after he began at NBC in 1995. Evans was promoted five years later to the vice president level, and in 2007 he earned an SVP title in the division.