Oxygen Programming Chief Amy Introcaso-Davis Steps Down (Exclusive)
After three-plus years with Oxygen, the network's senior vp original programming and development Amy Introcaso-Davis is stepping down.
The news comes as her network, best known for series like Dance Your Ass Off and The Bad Girls Club, continues its rise. Since Oxygen was acquired in late 2007, Introcaso-Davis has increased the net's original hours by 83 percent and more than doubled its original ratings.
An executive search is already under way by an outside firm, with Introcaso-Davis agreeing to stay on board until a replacement has been found.
During her tenure at the NBCUniversal cable network, she's overseen development on such series as The Glee Project, All About Aubrey and Paris Hilton vehicle The World According to Paris.
Prior to Oxygen, Introcaso-Davis worked for Bravo, another Lauren Zalaznick-led network under the same corporate umbrella. There, she developed and executive produced Emmy-winning series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List and Cirque du Soleil: Fire Within. She was also responsible for the development of the Real Housewives franchise, Flipping Out and The Millionaire Matchmaker.
Previous stints included a vp series gig at Lifetime, a primetime development and casting role at Fox and a series of casting positions at CBS, Marsha Kleinman and Associates and Playwrights Horizons, where she cast Driving Miss Daisy, Wendy Wasserstein's Isn't It Romantic? and Sunday in the Park With George.