Rising star CBS executive Angelica McDaniel is getting a bigger playground. CBS has folded development of syndicated series into the broadcast network’s daytime programming operation. CBS’ head of daytime, SVP Angelica McDaniel, will now oversee both the network’s daytime programming and new series development for first-run syndication. In her new role creating programming across all genres including talk, court, newsmagazines and game shows, McDaniel will continue to report to CBS Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler for CBS’ daytime programming, while reporting to both Tassler and Armando Nuñez, President and CEO of CBS Global Distribution Group, on syndication matters.
CTD’s President of Creative Affairs Hilary Estey McLoughlin, who had been overseeing development of syndicated series, is stepping down and will segue into a production deal with the company. Elaine Bauer Brooks will remain as EVP of Development at CTD, becoming a member of McDaniel’s team. Joe Ferullo, EVP of Current Programming at CTD, will continue to oversee the division’s portfolio of 8 current first-run series, now reporting directly to Nuñez.
McDaniel, who also oversees CBS’ Saturday morning educational/informational teen-targeted programming block, is credited with launching the network’s successful daytime talk show The Talk. She joined CBS in August 2010 as VP, current daytime programming and was promoted to SVP in February 2012, also overseeing daytime dramas The Young And The Restless and The Bold And The Beautiful and game shows The Price Is Right and Let’s Make A Deal. McDaniel has a syndication background — she was a creative executive in the Telepictures/Warner Bros. program development department and served as the current executive on the fifth season of The Tyra Banks Show.
“Angelica is an executive force of nature who brings incredible energy to everything she touches,” said Tassler. “She has a non-stop creative mind, is never afraid to think big and she is always in tune, if not a step ahead, with the audience who watches our shows.”
McLoughlin, who was Telepictures president before moving to rival CDT in October 2013, oversaw the final stages of development of Judge Judy’s court show Hot Bench, the highest-rated new syndicated strip this season. CDT developed and piloted talk show Man In The Middle starring Jerry O’Connell this season, but it couldn’t secure stations for next fall in a very crowded marketplace.