ABC Names Jamila Hunter As New Head Of Comedy

ABC’s VP Comedy Jamila Hunter has been promoted to SVP and head of the network’s comedy department.
Hunter emerged as a leading candidate to succeed ABC’s long-time head of comedy Samie Falvey when she departed in early August to lead AwesomenessTV and DirecTV’s new video service. Hunter, who is well liked in the creative community, was considered a front-runner, with VP Comedy Lynn Barrie also considered a possibility.
It took more than two months, but ABC’s new…

ABC Names Jamila Hunter New Head of Comedy

ABC has named Jamila Hunter senior vice president of comedy, Variety has learned. Hunter’s promotion follows the exit of longtime head of comedy Samie Falvey, who recently departed for AwesomenessTV where she is now head of content. In her new position, Hunter — previously ABC’s vice prez of comedy — will manage the network’s comedy department, heading… Read more »

ABC Names Jamila Hunter SVP of Comedy

ABC has promoted Jamila Hunter to Senior Vice President of Comedy, the broadcast network announced Friday.

In her new position, Hunter will manage ABC’s Comedy Department, overseeing the development and production of all comedy pilots for ABC Entertainment.

“As one of our industry’s most accomplished executives, Jamila has been instrumental in ABC’s comedy resurgence,” said ABC President Channing Dungey in a statement. “She brings a unique perspective to this important role, and I’m thrilled to have her leading our efforts.”

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Hunter’s promotion comes on the heels of the exit of Samie Falvey, the network’s previous executive vice president of Comedy, who departed or AwesomenessTV in August.

During her tenure at ABC, Hunter oversaw development of shows such as “black-ish,” “Fresh Off the Boat” and “The Real O’Neals,” as well as Tim Allen‘s “Last Man Standing,” which is now in its sixth season.

Hunter previously worked in comedy at NBC, Fox and OWN.