Veteran producer Maureen FitzPatrick and CBS Television Distribution’s Joe Ferullo will share the new SVP of Programming and Development title at CBS’ syndication division, which is undergoing a restructuring following the recent exit of CBS TV Distribution President John Nogawski, whose responsibilities have been taken over by Armando Nuñez, resident of CBS Studios International. In a similar fashion, FitzPatrick and Ferullo, who will report to Nuñez, are taking over the duties of president of programming and development Aaron Meyerson, who is leaving.
FitzPatrick most recently was SVP Comedy Development at FremantleMedia North America, where she developed, sold and produced scripted live-action and animated adult comedies for cable networks. She recently was executive producer of GSN’s new game show Pyramid, which debuted last month, and her extensive daytime credits include stints on Ellen, The Newlywed Game and Whose Line Is It Anyway? Ferullo, previously VP Programming and Development, is responsible for developing new shows for CTD and oversees programs like Judge Judy, Dr Phil and Inside Edition.