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CBS Names Sharon Vuong Alternative-Programming Chief

Variety logo Variety 4/27/2017 Daniel Holloway
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CBS Entertainment has named Sharon Vuong senior vice president of alternative programming.

Vuong is a six-year veteran of CBS’ alternative department, having helped to develop “The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey,” upcoming game show “Candy Crush,” and upcoming reality series “Ambulance.” She replaces Chris Castallo, whose departure from the network was announced last month. She will report to CBS entertainment president Glenn Geller.

In her new role, Vuong will be charged with leading development on all new alternative programs for the broadcast network — including reality series, game shows and other non-scripted programming. Vuong joined the network in 2011 as director, alternative programming, working as the current executive on “Big Brother,” “Survivor,” “The Amazing Race,” and “Undercover Boss.” In 2012, she was promoted to vice president of alternative programming. In 2013, she became vice president, alternative series development.

Before joining CBS, Vuong worked in unscripted series production, contributing to series such as “Survivor,” “Big Brother,” “The Bachelor,” “Hell’s Kitchen,” and “Dancing With the Stars.”

Castallo is parting ways with CBS amicably, set to depart this summer after his contract expires. He had led CBS’ alternative department since 2013, when he took over for Jennifer Bresnan.

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