Canniffe, JamesJames Canniffe has been promoted to SVP U.S. development, alternative programming at Sony Pictures TV. Canniffe develops reality network and cable series as well as syndicated programming and oversees current shows in production, working closely with Sony TV’s international production teams. He reports to Holly Jacobs, EVP U.S. reality and syndicated programming. Canniffe most recently played a key part in the development of Plain Jane for the CW; Shark Tank for ABC, Sing-Off for NBC; and syndicated series The Nate Berkus Show and The Dr. Oz Show.