Relativity/REAL Taps Former Comedy Central Exec Elizabeth Porter To Ramp Up Scripted Unit

THE DEADLINE TEAM
November 5, 2012
Relativity TV’s EVP Elizabeth Porter Exits

Elizabeth Porter was SVP Specials and Talent Development at Comedy Central, where she worked on stand-up and narrative projects including the expansion of the network’s roast franchise. Now she will become EVP Development and Series at Relativity Media’s TV division, where she will oversee series and pilots for unscripted as well as spearhead a push into scripted content. “The opportunity to be a part of launching a scripted arm on top of what is already an incredibly successful unscripted business, weaves together everything I love about the development of voices and story in both unscripted and scripted shows”, she said in the release announcing the move. Porter previously was VP Alternative Programming at USA Network, where she developed and launched the first two seasons of Nashville Star and oversaw the AFI Life Achievement Award special.

RelativityREAL’s credits include GSN’s American Bible Challenge, which has been renewed for a second season, and Sundance Channel’s The Mortified Sessions. Its docu-series LOLWork premieres November 7 on Bravo and Catfish The TV Show debuts on MTV on November 12.

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