USA Network Names Frankel as VP Comedy Series

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Melanie Frankel has joined USA Network as vice president, original comedy series as the number-one cable network looks to ramp up its development of scripted half-hours.

She will focus on comedy development and production and report to Bill McGoldrick, USA's senior vice president of original scripted programming. The network has already greenlit two comedy pilots, an untitled project from Douglas McGrath, starring Nathan Lane, and Paging Dr. Fred.

Frankel was most recently director of comedy for ABC Studios, where she was the primary executive for overall/script deals with numerous production companies and oversaw the developing of pilots like ABC Family's Great State of Georgia.

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