Samie Kim Falvey
Senior Vice President, Comedy Development, Photos
ABC Entertainment Group
Samie Kim Falvey was named senior vice president, Comedy Development, ABC Entertainment Group, in June 2009. In this position she oversees the development and production of all comedy pilots for ABC Entertainment. She reports to Paul Lee, president, ABC Entertainment Group. Ms. Falvey has served as the head of Comedy since joining the company in April 2006.
At ABC Ms. Falvey and her team developed and helped launch the hit comedy block with Emmy Award-winning Best Comedy Series "Modern Family," "The Middle" and "Cougar Town." Additionally, she developed this past season's most buzzed about new comedy, "Happy Endings," as well as "Mr. Sunshine," starring Matthew Perry. During her first two seasons at ABC, she developed "Samantha Who?," starring Christina Applegate, as well as "Miss Guided" and "Better Off Ted."
Previously Ms. Falvey was vice president of Comedy Development at Fox Broadcasting Company, where she developed "Kitchen Confidential," with Bradley Cooper, Seth MacFarlane's animated political satire, "American Dad," and "Til Death." In addition, she helped develop "The War at Home," with Michael Rapaport, and "The Loop," from Will Gluck and Pam Brady.
Ms. Falvey began her career with Fox in 1999 in the Current Programming department, where she worked on comedies and dramas, including Emmy Award winners "The Bernie Mac Show," "King of the Hill," "The Simpsons" and "Ally McBeal." She also covered Judd Apatow's critical darling, "Undeclared," in addition to the hit comedies "Family Guy," "That '70s Show," "Titus" and "Grounded for Life." On the drama side she worked on Mike White's "Pasadena" and David E. Kelley's classroom drama, "Boston Public."