LOS ANGELES – May 19, 2010 – CMT has expanded the role of recently-added SVP Brad Johnson, to include the oversight of all series development for the network, it was announced today by Bob Kusbit, head of development, CMT. Johnson joined CMT last November, focusing exclusively on comedy development for the channel. In his new role, he will oversee all series development including comedy, scripted, reality and game shows. Johnson will continue to be based in Los Angeles, reporting to Kusbit.   
Current CMT development executives Claire McCabe, VP, development in Nashville, and Melanie Moreau, VP, development in Los Angeles will now report to Johnson. Currently, Johnson is overseeing production on several CMT pilots, scheduled to shoot in Los Angeles this summer.