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Telepictures Prods. Taps Stuart Krasnow as EVP, Creative Affairs

"The Weakest Link" alum Stuart Krasnow will oversee Telepictures' creative team

Stuart Krasnow has signed on with Telepictures Productions as its executive vice president, creative affairs, the company said Tuesday.

In his new position with Telepictures — home of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," "TMZ," "Anderson Live" and others — Krasnow will oversee the creative efforts for new program and content development, and hold responsibility for the creation of new programming.

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Krasnow, whose credits include Ricki Lake's '90s talk show, "The Weakest Link," "The View," "Today" and "Late Night With David Letterman," will oversee Telepictures' creative development team, including programming and development senior vice president Sheila Bouttier and director of development Tomii Crump.

Krasnow most recently headed his own production company, Krasnow Productions, under which he had an overall production deal with Fox 21.

"Entertainment has become a business where content is king and Telepictures is an industry leader in the diversity and quality of content that it provides to the marketplace every single day," Krasnow said of his new position. "I don't think there is a better place to be for someone who loves to create, develop and nurture content and talent, than to be part of a company that can react daily to the constant challenges in what we watch and how we view it."

Krasnow is replacing Lisa Hackner, who left Telepictures after 22 years to develop and produce her own projects.