CBS drama executive Bryan Seabury is moving to sibling CBS Television Studios, where he will run the drama department as SVP Drama Development, Broadcast and Cable Programming. Seabury succeed Julie McNamara, who was just named EVP Original Content for CBS CBS All Access.
Seabury will oversee the development of all primetime drama series for broadcast and cable networks as well as streaming services, reporting to CBS TV Studios president David Stapf.
This marks Seabury’s return to CBS TV Studios after nearly seven years in drama development at CBS Entertainment, most recently as SVP Drama Development. During that time, he was involved in the development of Madam Secretary, NCIS: New Orleans, Scorpion, Elementary, Hawaii Five-0 and Blue Bloods.
“I’ve worked with Bryan for nearly 10 years at both the network and studio,” said Stapf. “His exceptional creativity and dedication make him one of the most respected and trusted executives in the industry. In addition to his creative talent, he’s worked on both the buying and selling side, providing great perspective to all the key constituents we produce for.”
In his stint as VP Drama Series for CBS Television Studios, Seabury was part of the team behind the development of CBS’ The Good Wife and NCIS: Los Angeles as well as The CW’s 90210, Melrose Place and Life Unexpected.
Prior to that, he served as VP TV Development for Mark Johnson’s Gran Via Productions, where he developed and served as a producer on Love Monkey for CBS.