Spike TV has promoted Sharon Levy to EVP original series and animation, it was announced by Kevin Kay, president of the network, to whom she reports. Based in Spike’s Los Angeles offices, Levy was formerly SVP original series. Levy will continue to oversee production and development for all of Spike’s expanding portfolio of original series. Last week, the network announced its most ambitious development slate to date which included many of Levy’s projects including pilots “Weapon X,” “Alternative History,” and “On the Rocks.” In her new role, she will expand the network’s slate of original animation targeted to young men. Last year, the network’s original animated special, “Afro Samurai: Resurrection,” received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation. Levy joined Spike in 2005 and has overseen the development of many of the network’s series including “Deadliest Warrior,” “Pros vs. Joes,” “1000 Ways to Die,” “MANswers,” “4th and Long,” “DEA,” “MXC” and the weekend afternoon auto-related shows, “The Power Block.”
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