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Janollari Heads WB Entertainment

It didn't take The WB Television Network to name a new president of entertainment for the network.

A day after Jordan Levin's announced departure as CEO, chairman Garth Ancier tapped David Janollari as president of entertainment for the network. He will head up prime time program development, which includes series, movies and specials, as well as current prime time programming and scheduling and Kids WB programming. Bruce Rosenblum, EVP of the Warner Bros. TV Group, will continue to have day-to-day operational responsibility for the network.

Janollari has been president of production company Greenblatt Janollari Studio, which has four series on network prime time: Six Feet Under (HBO); Eve and One On One (UPN) and American Family (PBS).

He also is also former head of comedy for Warner Bros. Television, where he was instrumental in such shows as Friends, Drew Carey, Living Single, The Jamie Foxx Show and The Wayans Bros.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.