EXCLUSIVE: NBC’s SVP Drama Jada Miranda is leaving the network after two years. Some of the series whose development she oversaw include The Playboy Club, Grimm and The Firm. Sources say she left on her own accord and plans to pursue other creative opportunities in the business. Before joining the ranks at NBC in 2010, Miranda was an HBO-based producer and served as executive producer of the network’s comedy series How To Make It In America. Miranda’s departure comes two months after the change at the helm of NBC’s drama department, with Pearlena Igbokwe replacing Laura Lancaster as EVP Drama Development.
Miranda spent eight years at HBO, joining the pay cable network in 2003 as a programming executive. She oversaw the pilot for Entourage and spearheaded HBO’s acquisition and co-production of the Ricky Gervais comedy Extras before segueing into a producing deal with the pat cabler.