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Julie McNamara Departing Paramount Plus

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Julie McNamara, executive VP and head of programming at Paramount Plus, is departing the company. Tom Ryan, ViacomCBS Streaming president and CEO, shared the news with staff late last week. 

McNamara oversaw original content at CBS All Access, including The Good Fight, Star Trek: Discovery and The Twilight Zone

CBS All Access transformed into Paramount Plus in March. 

McNamara spent a decade at CBS Television Studios, where she moved up to executive VP of drama development before moving to CBS All Access in 2016. While at the studio, McNamara worked on The Good Wife, Jane the Virgin and Blue Bloods, among other series. 

McNamara came to CBS after working at ABC, where she was VP of drama development.

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.