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Chernin turns to Wiseman

Chernin turns to Wiseman US prodco Chernin Entertainment has appointed a former NBC exec to head its fledgling comedy department.

Jane Wiseman was senior VP of comedy at NBC and Universal Media Studios but left earlier this year amid a restructuring.

She will now join Chernin in the same role. Wiseman spent six years with NBC, where she developed new series Up All Night, Whitney and Are You There Vodka? Prior to that, she worked with Fox on Arrested Development and The Simple Life.

She will report to Katherine Pope, Chernin’s president of television.

Chernin has started to expand into comedy with Fox’s New Girl and animated series Allen Gregory. The company launched in 2009 led by former News Corp president Peter Chernin.


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