Adam Bonnett promoted as Disney channel worldwide EVP original programming

Adam Bonnett promoted as Disney channel worldwide EVP original programming

Mumbai: Adam Bonnett, the man behind some of Disney?s most popular kid shows - ?The Suite Life of Zack and Cody?, ?Wizards of Waverly Place? and ?Hannah Montana?, has been promoted to the newly created position of EVP original programming at Disney Channels Worldwide.

Bonnett who was most recently serving as SVP original programming of Disney Channel, leads the development team of original series like ?Best of Luck Charlie?, ?Austen and Ally? and has also led the development of Disney Channel original movies- ?Teen Beech Movie? and ?Cloud 9?.

He will continue to oversee all live action development and current original series and movies for Disney Channel and Disney XD as well as casting and talent relations for those channels. He will be reporting to Disney Channels Worldwide president and chief creative officer Gary Marsh.

Talking about Bonnett, Marsh said, "Adam is an extraordinarily talented executive who brilliantly blends great storytelling with great comedy and in doing so, has helped create the #1 kids network on television."

Bonnett joined Disney in 1997 and has ever since been the brain behind some of the most successful original series in the kid segment.

This promotion follows the high ratings of 2012 when Disney beat Nickelodeon in Total Day as the top ranked channel among kids 2-11. Nickelodeon had been leading since the past 17 years and hence, Disney?s feat was much applauded.

Bonnett has also developed the channel?s latest series ?Dog with a Blog? and will follow it up with upcoming series like ?Liv and Madie?.

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