Sorcher Heads Content at Cartoon Net

Former AMC programming exec Robert Sorcher has joined Turner Broadcasting’s Cartoon Network as chief content officer. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he will officially take to post in January, overseeing Cartoon Network Studios in Burbank, Calif., as well as all original programming, acquisitions, longform and special events.

Since 2002, Sorcher has served as exec vp of programming and production at AMC, a cable network that has undergone a lot of changes in recent years. Once dedicated to American movie classics (hence the initials), the outlet sought to attrat a younger audience with more contemporary films and original productions such as the Emmy-winning miniseries Broken Trail and the critically acclaimed series Mad Men.

Cartoon Network has also changed its platform a bit with the inclusion of such live-action series as Out of Jimmy’s Head and re-runs of the tween sit-com Saved By the Bell and the Saturday-morning favorite Pee-Wee’s Playhouse. The network’s late-night Adult Swim block has also added live-action to the mix with the series Saul of the Mole Men and Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! The live action movie Ben 10: Race Against Time is slated to air in primetime on Cartoon Network on Nov 21.