Who Will Helm Spike’s Metamorphosis?


After weeks under pressure, it appears Brad Grey is set to exit the CEO post for Viacom‘s struggling Paramount Pictures unit.

According to media reports, an official announcement is expected today that Grey is out.

TV Land President Keith Cox

Now comes word that Spike EVP/Original Programming Sharon Levy is about to get the axe, and will be succeeded by TV Land President and development head Keith Cox.

As reported by TheWrap, Levy will step down while Cox will assume the new role of President/Development & Production for TV Land and Paramount Network, the entity that will arrive in 2018 following Spike’s year-long transition from its current male-focused program slate.

Cox’s resume includes a stint as EVP/Comedy and Alternative Development at The WB Network, now part of The CW.

Levy has spent more than a decade at Viacom.