With the success of "The Bible" and "The Hatfields & McCoys," NBC is seeing some opportunity in long form programming.
As a result, the network has hired Quinn Taylor at its new executive vice president of movies, miniseries and international co-productions.
Taylor arrives at NBC after 17 years at ABC. Since 2009, he held the title of senior vice president of movies, miniseries and acquisitions.
"NBC is committed to a programming strategy that will include creating competitive, award-winning event television and there is no one else we'd rather have than Quinn to head up this initiative," said NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke in a statement.
"NBC is excited to be back in the long form programming business – an area where the network has played a leadership role in the past – and we are thrilled that Quinn will be bringing his vision, experience and creative talent to the development of movies and miniseries for NBC."
He will oversee all development and programming of original movies and miniseries, as well as long form acquisitions. He will also be instrumental in international co-productions, either with the NBC International division or with outside suppliers.
NBC's most recent co-productions include "Hannibal" and the upcoming "Dracula," "Crossbones," and "Camp," among others.
At ABC, Taylor worked on several well-publicized projects, including the Hallmark Hall of Fame franchise, Stephen King miniseries adaptations, and Julian Fellowes' "Titanic" miniseries.
Taylor's most recent ABC projects were "Mistresses" and "Motive," as well as "Rookie Blue."