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Ex-Cable Execs Know Their ‘Alphabet’

ABC Television Network has recruited two cable veterans to head up its comedy and drama programming, officials said Tuesday.

Kevin Plunkett, an alumnus of cable networks such as ABC Family and Disney Channel, was named vice president of current comedy for ABC Entertainment. And Kim Rozenfeld, a VH1 veteran, was named senior VP of current drama for ABC Entertainment.

In their new positions, Plunkett and Rozenfeld will be responsible for managing ABC’s slate of established series, and they will supervise current executives who serve as creative liaisons between their shows and the network.

Since 2002, Plunkett has been executive director of comedy development for Paramount Network Television. Prior to Paramount, Plunkett spent three years as executive director of programming and development for ABC Family/Fox Family Channel.

He had joined Fox Family from Disney Channel, where he rose to the post of manager of original programming. Before Disney, he was in the New York offices of FX Networks in the talent and production departments. Plunkett started his career as an intern at VH1 and Nickelodeon.

Rozenfeld most recently was VH1’s VP of series development.