History is bolstering its development and programming ranks. The network has promoted Arturo Interian to SVP, Scripted Programming; Russ McCarroll to SVP, Development & Programming; and has hired former Discovery exec Sean Boyle as VP, Development & Programming.
Interian most recently served as VP, Original Movies for sister network Lifetime and McCarroll is elevated from VP, Programming and Development for History. Boyle joins the network from Discovery. All three execs will report to Paul Cabana, EVP and Head of Programming, History.
“Arturo, Russ and Sean are well-respected, talented producers who bring an enormous breadth of experience to the job,” said Cabana. “Each has a proven, consistent ability to connect with the audience and I am confident that the projects they are going to develop will shape the future of the History brand.”
Interian is currently spearheading the upcoming event series Roots and season four of the hit drama series Vikings. Major projects he has shepherded at Lifetime include miniseries Bonnie & Clyde, Marilyn, Human Trafficking, Damien, and Drew Peterson: Untouchable.
Since joining History in 2008, McCarroll has developed many of the network’s recent successes, including scripted event miniseries Sons of Liberty, Alone, Mountain Men and Emmy nominated projects The World Wars and The Men Who Built America. McCarroll has also overseen popular series such as Pawn Stars, Ax Men and Top Gear.
Boyle comes to History after serving as VP of Development for Discovery. During his tenure there he was responsible for greenlighting network flagship franchises such as Fast N’ Loud, Street Outlaws, Misfit Garage, and Demolition Theater. He also helped develop Naked And Afraid. Previously he was with VH1.
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