ABC Scheduling VP Steve Kern Follows Jeff Bader to NBC

He follows program planning president, who switched networks in August.

ABC's programming planning and scheduling executive Steve Kern has jumped to NBC, where he'll hold a senior vp position.

The move comes a little more than two months after Jeff Bader made a similar move to NBC, where he now serves as president of program planning, strategy and research.

"Steve's experience in scheduling combined with his broad knowledge of the network television business will make him a valuable addition to the NBC team," said Bader, who previously worked with Kern for 12 years.

Kern will report to Bader in his new job, where he is responsible for planning and directing the scheduling function for the network's scripted alternative and late-night programming.

While at ABC, Kern helped launch the network's popular Wednesday comedy block with the addition of Modern Family in 2009. He previously held positions at Fox Sports Net, Warner Bros. TV and Columbia TriStar TV Distribution.