11:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Bryan Seabury to Oversee Drama at CBS TV Studios
CBS Television Studios has a new drama topper.
As expected, CBS senior vp drama development Bryan Seabury has been promoted to senior vp drama at the studio, filling the void created by Julie McNamara, who was tapped early Monday to oversee CBS All Access.
In his new position, Seabury returns to the studio after nearly seven years on the network side, where he helped develop Madam Secretary, NCIS: New Orleans, Scorpion, Elementary, Hawaii Five-O and Blue Bloods, among others.
In his new position, Seabury will oversee the development and creation of all primetime drama series for broadcast and cable networks as well as streaming services. He will report to CBS Television Studios president David Stapf.
"I’ve worked with Bryan for nearly 10 years at both the network and studio. His exceptional creativity and dedication make him one of the most respected and trusted executives in the industry," Stapf said in a statement. "In addition to his creative talent, he’s worked on both the buying and selling side, providing great perspective to all the key constituents we produce for."
During his tenure as vp drama at CBS TV Studios, Seabury was part of the team that developed CBS’ The Good Wife and NCIS: Los Angeles as well as The CW’s 90210, Melrose Place and Life Unexpected. Before that, he served as vp TV development for Mark Johnson’s Gran Via Productions, where he developed and served as a producer on CBS' Love Monkey.