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Keith Cox

President, Development and Production for Paramount Network and TV Land

Keith Cox serves as President, Development and Production for Paramount Network and TV Land. Cox oversees the strategic development and production of all series for the newly-announced Paramount Network, launching in January, which will feature premium and distinctive, high-quality scripted and non-scripted original programming. He will also continue his role of overseeing all development for TV Land.

Upcoming projects that Cox has developed for Paramount Network include “American Woman,” a 1970s period dramedy starring Alicia Silversone and Mena Suvari, executive produced by Emmy® winners John Wells (“Shameless,” “The West Wing”) and John Riggi (“30 Rock”); and the one hour pitch black anthology “Heathers,” based on the cult classic film.

He also developed TV Land’s  popular series “Nobodies,” executive produced by powerhouse comedy team Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone, whose second season debuted in March.

As one of TV Land’s executive producers, Cox developed, produced and launched all of the channel’s current original scripted programming. He ushered in new eras at the network, including the first foray into scripted original series with the smash hit “Hot in Cleveland,” which ran for six seasons and is now syndicated by CBS Television Distribution.

He then helped shape TV Land’s new 2015 slate of captivating, unique original series aimed at audiences in their 30s and 40s beginning with Darren Star’s “Younger,” now entering its fourth season after garnering critical acclaim and massive buzz over the last two years. And the network’s hit comedy “Teachers,” now in its second season, continues to score series highs.

Prior to joining TV Land, Cox held the post of Executive Vice President, Comedy and Alternative Development at the WB Television Network, where he oversaw all of the network’s half-hour and reality development of such hits as Ashton Kutcher’s “Beauty and the Geek” and 51 Minds’ “Surreal Life.” He was also instrumental in the development of such critical successes as “Starlet” and “Pop Stars 2.” Cox joined the WB in 2001 as Senior Vice President, Alternative Programming at the WB.

Earlier, he worked at Greenblatt/Janollari as Vice President of Comedy and Drama Development, and he was part of the team that developed “Six Feet Under,” “The Hughleys,” and the online cult favorite, “Heat Vision and Jack” directed by Ben Stiller and starring Jack Black and Christine Taylor. Cox began his career as Director of Programming during the early days of FX before joining Warner Brothers Television, where he developed several shows for NBC’s powerhouse Thursday night line-up.