Alix Jaffe has been named head of Greg Garcia‘s Amigos de Garcia Prods. This is the first time Garcia has taken in an executive at his company, which is one year into a rich four-year overall deal at CBS TV Studios. During his first year at the studio, Garcia landed two pilot orders at CBS, with one of the projects, multi-camera comedy The Millers, landing on the fall schedule. Jaffe will oversee both current series and future development for Amigos de Garcia, beginning with The Millers, on which she will serve as a producer. Garcia first worked with Jaffe when she was a network current executive on his previous series at CBS, Yes, Dear. “As a current executive on the show, I was always impressed with Alix’s contributions to the show, and over the years she has remained not only a good friend but someone whose opinion I have always sought out and valued,” said Garcia. “She’s incredibly smart and funny, and I consider myself very lucky to have her in this position.”
Jaffe has worked in CBS’ current department since 2000, most recently as VP Current Programs for CBS since June 2004, overseeing primetime series Under The Dome, Blue Bloods, How I Met Your Mother and Rules Of Engagement and late-night show The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson. Prior to that, Jaffe had been Director, Current Programs since November 2000, working on CBS’ East Coast-based programs in New York before relocating to Los Angeles in 2001. Jaffe joined CBS in New York in January 1994 as assistant manager in the promotion marketing department, working her way up to director and playing an important role in the inaugural Survivor marketing campaign.