CMT expands Brad Johnson's role

Will now oversee all series development for network

NEW YORK -- CMT has expanded the role of senior vp Brad Johnson, who had joined it only in November, to include the oversight of all series development for the network.

Johnson has so far focused exclusively on comedy development for the channel.

Bob Kusbit, head of development, CMT, made the announcement Wednesday. Johnson will continue to be based in L.A. and report to Kusbit.

CMT development executives Claire McCabe, vp, development in Nashville, and Melanie Moreau, vp, development in LA will now report to Johnson.

"In the short amount of time Brad has been at CMT, he has shown an incredible mix of great storytelling, leadership and the ability to get the creative community excited about bringing their best ideas, in all genres, to CMT," said Kusbit.