Matt Hanna has been elevated to EVP, Original Programming for Esquire Network, up from his previous position as SVP. In his expanded role, he will continue overseeing all original programming and development for the network.
As SVP Original Programming, Hanna has been responsible for the development of Esquire’s popular series Friday Night Tykes, Car Matchmaker, Knife Fight, The Agent, Brew Dogs and Boundless.
The announcement comes as Esquire ordered its second original scripted series Beowulf for premiere in 2016, following Spotless which will debut in November.
“Matt is an extraordinary creative executive who has contributed significantly to Esquire Network’s tremendous growth and success since our launch two years ago,” said Adam Stotsky, President, Esquire Network and General Manager, E! “I look forward to partnering with Matt as we continue to take the network to new heights with more hit original franchises that appeal to our affluent, metropolitan male audience.”
Hanna previously served as SVP Development for True Entertainment, where he guided hit shows like Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Logo’s The A-List, and Animal Planet’s Too Cute. Prior to True Entertainment, Hanna led the alternative department at BermanBraun, where he was responsible for NBC’s America’s Toughest Jobs and ABC’s Duel.
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