SPT elevates comedy, drama heads to exec vps


Sony Pictures Television's heads of comedy and drama development, Glenn Adilman and Sharon Hall, have been promoted to executive vps.

Adilman and Hall, who have inked new multiyear contracts with the studio, oversee SPT's development of scripted series for broadcast and cable. The execs, promoted from the senior vp level, report to presidents of programming Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht.

SPT has a number of projects in the hopper, all shepherded by Adilman and Hall. The slate includes the pilots "Eva Adams," based on the Argentinean telenovela "Lalola," for Fox; the Jada Pinkett Smith starrer "Time Heals" for TNT; the Matthew Perry-Peter Tolan comedy "The End of Steve" for Showtime; an untitled comedy for ABC starring Lauren Graham; a Valerie Bertinelli-toplined comedy for TBS; and the drama "Drop Dead Diva" for Lifetime.

In addition, SPT has landed put pilot commitments for "Maid in Manhattan," based on the 2002 movie, at ABC and for Mitch Hurwitz's comedy "Happiness Isn't Everything" at CBS.

As head of SPT's drama department, Hall also has overseen development of the studio's lauded drama series "Damages" for FX and "Breaking Bad" for AMC.

Adilman is credited with developing SPT's roster of comedy series, including CBS' "Rules of Engagement" and TBS' "My Boys" and "Ten Items or Less." (partialdiff)