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    Issue 40 Next Gen Pavun Shetty - P 2013
    Christopher Patey
    Pavun Shetty
    Chernin Entertainment, vp comedy

    Shetty can tout a supervising producer credit on Fox comedy New Girl, with which he has been heavily involved since the pitch stage years earlier.

    As the TV comedy exec at Peter Chernin's entertainment company, the Chicago-area native has been hands-on with Fox's short-lived critical darling Ben and Kate as well as development projects with Russell Brand, Horrible Bosses scribes John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein and comedian/writer Keenen Ivory Wayans.

    Shetty, a graduate of the University of Illinois, joined Chernin when it launched in 2009 after he put in time as a development executive at NBC and, before that, as Lorne Michaels' assistant.

    FIRST JOB: The page program at NBC. When you're not giving horrible tours of 30 Rock, you're competing for these three- or four-month assignments. I was lucky enough to get some really good ones. I was in Bob Wright's office when he was the CEO and, at the same time, I was at SNL on Saturdays. Then I did the Today show over the summer.

    MUST-SEE TV: Veep

    IN MY BIOPIC, THE ACTOR PLAYING ME WOULD BE: First Charlie Hunnam, then Jamie Dornan. But I really want Matt Bomer.

    PROJECT I'D POACH: True Detective [launching in early 2014 on HBO]

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