The Jim Henson Co. has bolstered its executive ranks with an eye toward increasing its network and cable programming portfolio.
The company Wednesday announced the additions of Eric Poticha as vice president of television and Halle Stanford as head of children's television.
Poticha had been VP of movies and miniseries at Fox Television Studios, while Stanford returned to Henson from 7 Crows Stories, a children's creative company she founded.
Poticha will develop new comedy and drama series, miniseries and features for television, as well as future Muppet projects to be produced by Henson for The Walt Disney Co.
Stanford will lead development and production of all preschool and children's programming for both television and direct-to-video projects in animated and live-action formats. She will also work closely with HIT Entertainment on preschool programming for the co-production agreement recently announced by the two companies.