Samie Kim Falvey
Samie Kim Falvey was named executive vice president, Comedy Development and International Scripted Development, ABC Entertainment Group, in July 2013. In this position she oversees the development and production of all comedy pilots and international scripted formats for ABC Entertainment. She reports to Paul Lee, president, ABC Entertainment Group. Previously Ms. Falvey was senior vice president, Comedy Development, ABC Entertainment Group, since June 2006.
At ABC Ms. Falvey and her team developed and helped launch the ABC Wednesday comedy block, with the Emmy Award-winning Best Comedy Series, "Modern Family," and "The Middle." Additionally she developed "Suburgatory," "The Neighbors" and "Last Man Standing," starring Tim Allen. This season the comedy team introduces "Back in the Game," starring Maggie Lawson and James Caan, "The Goldbergs," with Wendi McLendon-Covey ("Bridesmaids'") and Jeff Garlin, and "Mixology," executive-produced by Ryan Seacrest and "The Hangover's" Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. The comedy team is also excited to launch "Super Fun Night," with Rebel Wilson, and "Trophy Wife," starring Malin Akerman, Bradley Whitford and Marcia Gay Harden. Ms. Falvey's comedy team is also responsible for developing critical darlings "Happy Endings" and "Don't Trust the B---- in Apt 23." During her first two seasons at ABC, she developed "Samantha Who?," with 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 Loop," from Will Gluck and Pam Brady.
Ms. Falvey began her career with Fox in 1999 as manager of Current Programming. In this role she worked on comedies and dramas, including Emmy Award winners "The Bernie Mac Show," "Arrested Development," "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."
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