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Sharenow replaces McKillop at A+E

US cablenets operator A+E Networks is adding to the role of veteran Lifetime programmer Rob Sharenow, giving him responsibility for A&E Network.

Sharenow, executive VP and general manager of Lifetime since 2013, succeeds David McKillop, who has run A&E since mid-2013 and was behind ratings hit Duck Dynasty but has struggled to find similar success since.

Sharenow will oversee all content creation, brand development and marketing for both networks in the US. McKillop is leaving A+E Networks to become a producer.

Paul Buccieri, president of A&E and History, said the move was part of a renewed focus on re-establishing A&E as a “top-tier brand”.

Sharenow previously spent a decade at the channel in various roles including VP of non-fiction and alternative programming before moving to Lifetime in 2011 as executive VP of programming during his 15-year career at A+E Networks.

At Lifetime, he has achieved hits with scripted series such as Devious Maids, and unscripted success with Project Runway, Dance Moms and Little Women. While at A&E he worked on unscripted series Storage Wars and Dog The Bounty Hunter.

He will continue to report to Nancy Dubuc, president and CEO of A+E Networks, for his Lifetime commitments, and will now report to Paul Buccieri, president of A&E and History, on the A&E side of things.


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