Kevin Levy has been promoted at The CW.
The executive has been upped to executive vp program planning, scheduling and acquisitions, the network announced Monday. Levy, who has been with The CW since its launch in 2006, was named senior vp program planning and scheduling in 2014.
In his new role, Levy will oversee the strategic planning and scheduling of all programming across The CW’s schedule. His new duties will include the acquisitions of movies, specials and series. He most recently was instrumental in securing The CW’s summer unscripted series Penn & Teller: Fool Us and the recent scripted pickup of Canadian drama The Outpost.
“Kevin’s depth of experience and knowledge of scheduling and acquisitions are invaluable to The CW, especially as we expand our primetime schedule and add a sixth night of programming this fall,” network president Mark Pedowitz said in a statement. “I’m very pleased to announce this well-earned promotion.”
Levy was the executive behind The CW’s recent decision to expand original programming to six nights a week (Sunday-Friday) starting in the fall.
Levy started as director of program planning and scheduling at The CW and earned his vp stripes in 2007. He began his career with UPN as an assistant in the scheduling department.