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Higgins joins Cartoon Network

Bob Higgins, senior vice president and executive producer at New York-based Classic Media,
has joined Cartoon Network in Atlanta as senior VP,
programming and development.

He will oversee development and production of in-house series, shorts and
specials, as well as programming from various production partners.

In addition, Higgins will oversee scheduling for both Cartoon and co-owned
retro channel Boomerang.

Higgins replaces Mike Lazzo, who moved over to head up adult-targeted
programming for the channel.

At Classic, Higgins oversaw TV, films and direct-to-video for characters
(Casper, Richie Rich, Lassie) from Harvey Comics, Jay Ward, UPA and Golden Books