NBC promotes five

Mitch Metcalf has been named senior vice president of program planning and scheduling at NBC. Metcalf, who has been senior vice president of NBC's West Coast program-research division, will now be responsible for overseeing the network's long-range program planning.

NBC also promoted four executives to senior directors in the network's program standards division: Joanna Jamerson, Deborah Lake, Ken Samuel and Betzy Torres.