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Hesling named president of Maverick US

All3Media-owned production company Maverick TV has appointed a former BBC and Warner Bros exec as president of its US arm.

John Hesling

As president of Maverick TV USA, John Hesling will oversee a team developing and launching programmes for the US market as well as shopping formats created by Maverick in the UK.

Hesling will be based in LA and will report to Maverick CEO Simon Knight and All3Media America CEO Greg Lipstone.

The company is best known in the US for series Chrisley Knows Best and its spin-off According to Chrisley, which air on USA Network.

Hesling was previously senior VP of programming at Shed Media/Warner Bros Television, where he had creative oversight of the company’s output.

Prior to that, the Bafta- and Rose d’Or-nominated producer spent 14 years with the BBC in London, New York and LA, where he developed and produced content including BBC2 hit Dragon’s Den.

In the US, he has developed and produced shows for networks including ABC, NBC, Lifetime, Oxygen, E!, TLC, History and GSN, and successfully introduced Top Gear into the US market.

Additional credits include executive producing First Dates for NBC, Long Lost Family for TLC and Criminal Confessions for Oxygen.

Knight said: “I’m delighted to welcome John into Maverick. His enviable track record in broadcast and cable allows us to have no limits, and that is a very exciting place for us to be.”

Maverick TV USA’s president position had been vacant since the departure of Adam Greener last year.

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