Promotion Gives Spike’s Levy Animation Oversight

Sharon Levy has been promoted to the job of executive VP of original series and animation at Spike TV.

The former senior VP of original series, Levy will oversee production and development for all of Spike’s original series with a particular mandate to expand the company’s original animation slate.

“We’re thrilled to have Sharon in this key original programming role,’ said Kevin Kay, president of the network. ‘She has been instrumental in bringing top-flight talent to Spike. Her ability to connect with the Spike viewer has resulted in developing many of the network’s top rated series. Now we look forward to developing original animation using her talents for our guy-centric audience.’

Levy joined Spike in 2005 and has overseen the development of such series as Deadliest Warrior, Pros vs. Joes, 1000 Ways to Die, MANswers, 4th and Long, DEA, MXC and the highly successful weekend afternoon auto-related shows, The Power Block.

Prior to joining Spike TV, Levy was executive VP of programming and executive producer at Stone & Co. Entertainment. Levy has also produced programs for Fox, WB, Comedy Central and MTV. She also has worked as director of public relations at Comedy Central and senior publicist at Sci-Fi Channel.