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Mark Bracco has been upped to vp alternative series and specials at ABC.

Bracco, who was director, will continue to oversee specials for the network as well as work on alternative series. The list of specials in his portfolio include the Academy Awards, the CMA Awards, the American Music Awards, "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" and "The Oprah Winfrey Specials."

In the alternative series area, Bracco oversees "Supernanny," the upcoming "Oprah's Big Give" and the new edition of "The Mole."

His resume also includes stints as entertainment producer on "Good Morning America" and as a segment producer on "Access Hollywood."

Bracco will continue to report to Vicki Dummer and John Saade, senior vps and co-heads of ABC's alternative series, specials and late-night.

"Mark's experience as a producer at 'Good Morning America' and entertainment journalist at 'Access Hollywood' gives him unique insight in developing reality series and specials," Dummer said.

Bracco also worked on such ABC reality series as "Duel," "Fat March" and "National Bingo Night."