Multi-platform production company and multi-channel network AwesomessnessTV announced today that it has hired Shelley Zimmerman in the newly-created role of head of scripted series.
Zimmerman will be charged with the development and production of original scripted series for AwesomenessTV’s expanding list of distribution partners as the company extends its output across linear television networks, over-the-top SVOD services and online platforms, including the Verizon’s recently-launched Go90.
The move reunites Zimmerman with AwesomenessTV founder and CEO Brian Robbins. Zimmerman was president of television development at Tollin/Robbins Productions, where she developed and produced the series “Smallville,” “One Tree Hill” and “What I Like About You.”
Zimmerman joins AwesomenessTV from Warner Horizon, where she most recently served as SVP of scripted programming, working on such series as ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars,” Netflix’s “Longmire,” and TNT’s “Dallas” and “Rizzoli and Isles.”
AwesomenessTV has already scored series deals on a multitude of platforms. Its sketch series “AwesomenessTV” aired on Nickelodeon, and it currently has “Richie Rich” and “Project MC²” on Netflix. The company has also entered into an original development and production agreement with DHX Media for content to air on Family Channel in Canada.