CBS Television Studios has named Alec Botnick its new VP of Comedy Development. Botnick comes to the new job having served as a lit agent with WME since 2009.
He has a law degree from Loyola Law School. At WME Botnick packaged scripted TV series and represented writers, writer-performers, directors and producers. Clients included Loren Bouchard (Bob’s Burgers), Jason Fuchs (Pan), Cristela Alonzo (Cristela), Grace Helbig (The Grace Helbig Show), The Katydids (Teachers), Riki Lindholm & Kate Micucci (Another Period, Garfunkel & Oates), Lindsey Shockley (Black-ish), Tommy Kail (Freestyle Love Supreme) and Barry Sonnenfeld (Nine Lives).
“We are so excited that Alec will be joining the comedy team, ” said Kate Adler, CBS’ exec VP of comedy development. “Having spent the past 13 years at WME, he has great relationships, a fresh perspective on development, and a really good handle on the comedy landscape. In addition, at 6’2”, he brings the height our department has been sorely lacking.”