Jim Sharp has been promoted to EVP Original Programming and Development West Coast, reporting to Kent Alterman, President, Content Development and Original Programming. Sharp, formerly Senior Vice President, will oversee development and production on all West Coast-based original pilots and series and in his new and expanded role, will also manage all digital development on CC:Studios.

Sharp’s credits during his tenure at Comedy Central include the development and launch of several hit series including Tosh.0, Reno 911!, Workaholics, and the Peabody® Award-winning Key & Peele. He was also a key member of the team that developed Comedy Central’s late-night franchise @midnight hosted by Chris Hardwick, Nathan For You and Review.

Sharp rejoined Comedy Central in 2002 from Broadway Video, where he served as SVP Creative Affairs and Production. He had a previous stint at Comedy Central as VP of Development from 1996-1997, during which he developed the sketch comedy series Viva Variety. As an independent producer, he executive produced Strange Frequency for VH1. Other producing credits include The State for MTV and The Loop for Twentieth Television.