(April 7, 2010 – Burbank, CA) – Melinda Hage has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Current Programming, at Warner Bros. Television (WBTV), it was announced today by Peter Roth, President, Warner Bros. Television. A highly respected 16-year veteran of the Studio, Hage will continue to direct the day-to-day creative aspects of all ongoing primetime series produced by WBTV and supervise WBTV’s team of current programming executives, reporting directly to Roth. Hage has served as WBTV’s Senior Vice President, Current Programming, since May 2002. “Melinda’s great creative instincts and strong relationships with our producers and network partners are invaluable assets to Warner Bros. Television, and I am happy to be able to recognize her many contributions to our success with this much-deserved promotion,” said Roth. “She is an exceptional leader and has done an outstanding job in building a strong current programming team for our series.” Hage and her department manage programming for more than 20 scripted series for broadcast networks and cable channels, including “Two and a Half Men,” TV’s #1 comedy among Total Viewers; “The Big Bang Theory,” TV’s #1 comedy among Adults 18–49; “The Vampire Diaries,” The CW Network’s #1 show; “The Mentalist,” the #1 new program of 2008–09 among Total Viewers; “The Closer,” the #1 series on cable television among Total Viewers; “Fringe,” the #1 new program of 2008–09 among Adults 18–49 and which has now been renewed for a third season; “Supernatural,” which was recently renewed for a sixth season; the acclaimed action-comedy “Chuck”; “Smallville,” which received an early pickup for a 10th season; and “Gossip Girl,” renewed for a fourth, among many others. She joined WBTV in 1994 and has held a series of progressively responsible positions at the Studio, including Vice President, Current Programming, and Director, Current Programming. During her tenure, Hage oversaw creative affairs on a number of series, including the Emmy® Award–winning comedy “Murphy Brown,” “The Jamie Foxx Show,” “Suddenly Susan,” “Step By Step” and more. Before joining WBTV, Hage worked in comedy development and production at Columbia Pictures Television, after beginning her entertainment career at Viacom Productions.
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