A&E Adds Scripted, Unscripted Programming Execs

Dave Mace Gabriel Marano Split - H 2013

Dave Mace Gabriel Marano Split - H 2013

Mere weeks before its anticipated scripted effort "Bates Motel" launches, the network has added scripted exec Gabriel Marano and unscripted exec Dave Mace to its ranks.

A&E is beefing up its executive ranks.

Coming off of its highest-rated year ever, the network has added Gabriel Marano and Dave Mace to its programming department. Marano will join the West Coast-based scripted department as vp drama programming, while Mace will be situated on the East Coast as the network's vp nonfiction and alternative programming.

“The additions of these two execs will serve to bolster what is already one of the best programming teams in the business. Dave and Gabriel come to A&E with a wealth of experience and success in the industry,” said executive vp programming David McKillop.

Marano comes by way of Fox Television Studios, where he most recently was vp scripted programming. He was responsible for overseeing the development and production of the studio’s scripted cable series, including FX's The Americans, AMC's newly revived The Killing and USA's Burn Notice. In his new position, he will report to Tana Nugent Jamieson and will be tasked with building the network's original scripted slate, which includes The Glades, Longmire and the upcoming Bates Motel.  

For his part, Mace joins A&E from MTV Networks, where he was senior vp VH1 Creative Lab, a think tank and development unit responsible for developing series for the Viacom-owned network. Before that, Mace was senior vp original programming at Logo, where he was responsible for the development of series like RuPaul's Drag Race. At A&E, he'll report to Elaine Frontain Bryant and will be focused on developing new original efforts for the net behind Duck Dynasty.

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