CBS Entertainment President Glenn Geller Departing

Related: Kahl Named CBS Entertainment President

Glenn Geller, CBS entertainment president, is leaving the network. Geller stepped into that role in September 2015, succeeding Nina Tassler. 

CBS said Geller “advised” the network that he is stepping down. The two parties are in discussion over a production deal with CBS Television Studios.

Geller joined CBS in 2001 as director and VP of current programming. He had been executive VP of current programming for CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Studios before moving up to the entertainment president’s post. 

Related: CBS Reveals Schedule, Will Preview ‘Young Sheldon’ Sept. 25

Geller went out on medical leave in March following a mild heart attack and was due back on the job in late May. He did not represent CBS during upfront week, as Leslie Moonves, CBS Corp. chairman/president/CEO, and Kelly Kahl, senior executive VP, primetime, presented the fall schedule and new shows

Kahl has been named CBS entertainment president, while Thom Sherman, executive VP at The CW, was named CBS senior executive VP of programming. 

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.