Brad Gardner, Senior Vice President of Development and Original Programming at TV Land, has been chosen for the same position at the upcoming Paramount Network, Viacom announced Thursday.
Gardner will continue his work at TV Land along with his new position, which comes as Viacom plans a rebranding of the cable network Spike into the Paramount Network, with the launch of the new channel planned for January 2018. He will continue to report to Keith Cox, President of Development and Production at Paramount Network and TV Land.
“Brad has a proven track-record of developing innovative and creative programming that creates a deep connection with the audience,” Cox said in a statement. “With a keen eye for compelling content and great talent, he will play a vital role in the growth of Paramount Network.”
Since joining TV Land in 2011, Gardner has overseen several original series for the network, including “Younger,” “Hot In Cleveland,” and “The Jim Gaffigan Show.”
Gardner will work alongside Ted Gold, who will continue in his role as Senior Vice President of Development and Original Programming for Paramount Network. Gold previously worked at Fox, where he developed hit shows like “Prison Break” and “Bones.”
“I am excited to have Ted on my team. He’s worked for some of the very best in the business, including Brandon Tartikoff, Aaron Spelling, Academy Award winner Curtis Hanson and Walter Parkes & Laurie McDonald. He’s got a track record of success and fantastic relationships all around town,” said Cox.