EXCLUSIVE: It didn’t take long for MTV‘s new president of programming Susanne Daniels to make her mark. I’ve learned that the network’s co-head of scripted programming, SVP Clay Spencer, will be leaving the cable network. I hear Spencer has not met with Daniels, who made his departure her first staffing decision amid speculation that she may be bringing someone from the outside. Daniels was announced as new head of programming yesterday and officially starts Monday.
Spencer, along with fellow co-head of scripted Justin Levy, were promoted to SVP in August and reported to MTV’s outgoing head of programming David Janollari. Spencer, who has almost two years left on his contract, was brought to MTV in 2010 by Janollari. He previously was VP Drama Development at the WB Network under Janollari where he helped develop and launch Supernatural. Levy has been at MTV for four years. He championed the network’s breakout comedy Awkward and also has payed an integral part in the development and production of the other successful MTV series, Teen Wolf.