(April 4, 2001 – Burbank, CA) – John Litvack, who supervises, schedules and provides creative direction for all current programming on The WB’s primetime schedule, was promoted to Executive Vice President of Current Programming and Primetime Scheduling of The WB, it was announced today by Susanne Daniels and Jordan Levin, the network’s co-Presidents of Entertainment. Said Jordan Levin, co-President, Entertainment of The WB: “In an industry where series programming is the lifeblood of any network, John’s commitment to his producers, executives and co-workers is unparalleled. Without John’s leadership and mentoring, The WB wouldn’t have achieved the success it has today.” Mr. Litvack, who previously held the title of Senior Vice President, Current Programming, works closely with producers from all primetime shows on The WB, including high-profile shows such as “FELICITY,” “DAWSON’S CREEK,” “BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER,” “ANGEL,” “CHARMED,” “7TH HEAVEN” and “SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH.” “I am thrilled John was promoted,” said Aaron Spelling, executive producer of The WB’s two top-rated shows, ‘7TH HEAVEN’ and ‘CHARMED.’ “I love working with him. It’s like he’s part of the team on both the studio and network sides. He has great ideas and he knows story. I really trust him. I feel a close personal relationship with him, too. And that doesn’t happen too often.” Before joining The WB in 1997, Mr. Litvack served as Senior Vice President of Walt Disney Television where he oversaw development and production of the studio’s network series including “Home Improvement” and “Boy Meets World.” Mr. Litvack also supervised development and production of “The Disney Hour” and “The Magical World of Disney.” It was at Disney that Mr. Litvack worked with both Mr. Levin and Garth Ancier, who helped bring him to The WB. Prior to working at Disney, Mr. Litvack developed one-hour dramas for MTM and served as co-executive producer on the Emmy-Award-winning series “Hill Street Blue.” Additionally, Mr. Litvack was at NBC Television where he held the titles of Vice President of Current Drama Programs for NBC Entertainment and Vice President of Drama Production for NBC Productions. He has also served as Director of Current Programs for MGM-TV and Director of Daytime Programs for CBS in New York. Mr. Litvack, who holds a B.A. in English from Columbia University, resides in Brentwood with his wife Murphy. They have two sons, Zachary and Cameron.
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