Aaron Meyerson Named President of Programming and Development at CBS TV

12:15 PM PST 01/03/2011 by Lindsay Powers

He replaces Terry Wood, who stepped down in November.

Aaron Meyerson has been named president of programming and development at CBS Television Distribution, CTD president John Nogawski announced Monday.

He replaces Terry Wood, who stepped down in November, as first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

Meyerson will be responsible for all first-run development as well as oversee CTD’s current programming, including syndicated shows Entertainment Tonight, Judge Judy and Rachael Ray.
 
“Having developed hit shows for Oxygen and MTV, Aaron brings a new sensibility to the syndication marketplace. He comes to us with a fresh set of eyes, knowledge of our core female audience and an acumen for creating new financial models for production,” Nogawski said in a statement. “Even with our strong foundation of top-rated shows in every daypart, we cannot stop looking for our next hit. With Aaron's relationships and expertise, we are open for business to aggressively pursue new genres and business models from inside CTD as well as from outside production entities.”
 
“I'm thrilled to be joining John and such a top-notch team at the TV industry's leading syndicator,” Meyerson said. “CTD has an impressive lineup of hits ... I am looking forward to developing ideas with all these great building blocks and to taking advantage of CTD's deep and diverse library.”   
 
Meyerson joins CTD from the successful digital media tech startup, Coincident TV, where he was a Principal. Previously, he spent eight years developing unscripted programming for cable networks.  As Senior Vice President, Alternative Programming, for MTV Networks, he oversaw development and production of unscripted programming including “Paris Hilton: My New BFF,” “A Double Shot at Love” and “Bully Beatdown.”  In his three years as Senior Vice President, Development and Production, for Oxygen Network, he boosted the network’s ratings by developing hit shows such as “Tori and Dean,” “The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency,” “The Bad Girls Club,” “Mo'nique’s Fat Chance” and “Snapped,” as well as numerous made-for-TV movies. During his tenure, Oxygen also received its first Emmy nomination ever for the movie “The Robber Bride.”

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