Spike Lifts Levy To EVP Original Series, Animation

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Spike TV has promoted Sharon Levy to executive vice president, original series and animation,

Levy, formerly senior vice president of original series,  will continue to oversee production and development for all of Spike's expanding portfolio of original series from Los Angeles. Last week, the network announced its most ambitious development slate to date which included many of Levy's projects including pilots Weapon X, Alternative History and On the Rocks.

In her new role, Levy will expand the network's slate of original animation targeted to young men. Last year, the network's original animated special, Afro Samurai: Resurrection, received a primetime Emmy for outstanding individual achievement in animation.

"We're thrilled to have Sharon in this key original programming role," said Spike president Kevin Kay, to whom Levy continues to report, in a statement.  "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 develop original animation using her talents for our guy-centric audience."

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

Prior to joining Spike TV, Levy worked at Stone & Company Entertainment -- formerly known as Stone Stanley Entertainment -- from 2000-05 as executive vice president programming/executive producer