via press release:
HISTORY® PROMOTES TWO PROGRAMMING EXECUTIVES AND
ADDS NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT & PROGRAMMING
Arturo Interian Elevated to Senior Vice President, Scripted Programming
Russ McCarroll Elevated to Senior Vice President, Development & Programming
Sean Boyle Joins as Vice President of Development & Programming
NEW YORK, NY – September 17, 2015 – HISTORY has promoted Arturo Interian to Senior Vice President, Scripted Programming; Russ McCarroll to the post of Senior Vice President, Development & Programming; and Sean Boyle joins as Vice President, Development & Programming, it was announced today by Paul Cabana, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, HISTORY. Interian most recently served as Vice President, Original Movies for sister network Lifetime and McCarroll is elevated from Vice President, Programming and Development for HISTORY. Boyle joins the network from Discovery. All three programming executives will report to Cabana.
“Arturo, Russ and Sean are well-respected, talented producers who bring an enormous breadth of experience to the job,” said Cabana. “Each has a proven, consistent ability to connect with the audience and I am confident that the projects they are going to develop will shape the future of the HISTORY brand.”
In Interian’s Los Angeles-based role, he is currently spearheading the upcoming event series “Roots” and season four of the hit drama series “Vikings.” Among the major projects shepherded by Interian while at Lifetime were the Emmy® Award nominated miniseries “Bonnie & Clyde,” “Marilyn,” “Human Trafficking,” “Damien,” and “Drew Peterson: Untouchable.” Moreover, Interian creatively oversaw HISTORY’s “Hatfields & McCoys” which averaged 17.1 million total viewers and received 16 Emmy nominations. Interian joined Lifetime in 2002 and prior, he was Director, Movies for Television and Miniseries for CBS.
McCarroll has been with HISTORY since 2008 and has developed many of the network’s recent successes, including the scripted event miniseries “Sons of Liberty,” “Alone,” “Mountain Men” and Emmy® nominated projects “The World Wars” and “The Men Who Built America.” McCarroll has also overseen some of HISTORY’s most popular series including “Pawn Stars,” “Ax Men” and “Top Gear.” Previously, he was a producer at “Today.”
Boyle comes to HISTORY after serving as Vice President of Development for Discovery. During his time at Discovery he was responsible for greenlighting network flagship franchises such as “Fast N’ Loud,” “Street Outlaws,” “Misfit Garage,” and “Demolition Theater.” He also helped develop “Naked and Afraid.” Previously he was at VH1 as Executive Producer and Senior Director of Production and Development. Doyle is HISTORY’s first unscripted programmer based in Los Angeles.