The CW Sees More Leadership Changes as EVP Kevin Levy Leaves The Network


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The CW is losing another executive this fall. Starting August 1st, Kevin Levy has decided to vacate his role as Executive Vice President of Program Planning, Scheduling, and Acquisitions. Levy has been with the network since before it launched, starting out with UPN up until The CW was founded in 2006. He has helped grow The CW into a successful network with several long-lasting, fan-favorite series.

Levy’s exit follows Mark Pedowitz who left the network last October preceding Nexstar Media Group’s 75 percent acquisition of The CW.

The news was announced via memo by The CW’s President of Entertainment, Brad Schwartz:

Team CW,

As we head toward an exciting fall launch for the new CW, I wanted to let you know that on Aug. 1st, Kevin Levy will be stepping down from his role as executive vice president, program planning, scheduling, and acquisitions.

A 25-year industry veteran, Kevin helped build this network twice: first during his time at UPN where he began his television career and helped launch shows like America’s Next Top Model, Veronica Mars, and Everybody Hates Chris, then again as part of the original executive team that created the CW in 2006.

Kevin’s efforts to shape the CW’s content strategy fueled the network’s growth over the past two decades as he oversaw the scheduling of culture-defining hits like The Flash, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, Jane the Virgin, Riverdale, All American, and Gossip Girl. Through his work leading the network’s acquisitions of movies, specials and series, Kevin brought in some of the CW’s most successful franchises. Over the past nine months, Kevin helped us re-imagine the network once again under Nexstar, embracing new directions and setting us up for future success by securing series such as Sullivan’s Crossing, The Librarians: The Next Chapter, and Son of a Critch.

Now that the hard transition work is done, he is ready for his next adventure. We want to thank Kevin for his immeasurable contributions to the CW. Kevin has been an integral member of our team and I have the utmost respect for his leadership, his experience, his skill, his instincts, and his benevolence. We are sad to see him go, but wish him all the best, and will continue to have him on speed-dial.

-Brad

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