A day after ABC announced the hiring of former CBS scheduling executive Andrew Kubitz, the top-rated network unveiled his replacement. Noriko Gee has been promoted by CBS to be senior vice president, programming planning and scheduling, the network announced Wednesday.
Gee, who had been in a similar role but as a vice president, will be responsible for scheduling all CBS primetime series, specials and movies, according to a release. She will also oversee CBS’s theatrical acquisitions and continue to contribute to the planning of The CW's schedule.
“Noriko is one of the best scheduling minds in our business,” said Kelly Kahl, senior executive vice president, CBS Primetime. “From the placement of new series to key strategic moves of hit shows to grow nights, CBS has benefitted greatly from her sharp programming acumen and instinctive analysis.”
Gee recently played a role in shuffling the network's primetime lineup. For instance, she was responsible for scheduling the hit comedy "The Big Bang Theory" on Thursdays and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigations" on Wednesday, according to CBS.
Gee began her career as an intern in the CBS research department in 2001.