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Casey Patterson Promoted to Exec. V.P. at MTV

Casey Patterson has been named executive vice president, event production, talent development, and studio relations at MTV Networks Entertainment Group. Patterson previously was senior vice president of Spike TV and TV Land.

The Entertainment Group is comprised of several cable networks, including Comedy Central, Spike TV, and TV Land.

“Over the last several years, Casey Patterson has overseen the development and launch of some of the most exciting and original events on television,” says Doug Herzog, president of MTV Networks Entertainment Group. “The vision and passion she brings to these events is unmatched.”

The first woman hired at Spike TV in February 2003, Patterson has been instrumental in making the network a true television destination for men.

At TV Land, she oversees production of the TV Land Awards, which pays tribute to classic and contemporary TV shows.

Patterson is based in New York.

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Graph Of The Day: Geoff Boucher takes in the landscape at the Spike TV Scream Awards and notices George Lucas (whom he’s met before): “Backstage, Lucas, standing not far from black-clad rock star Marilyn Manson and comic-book industry icon Stan Lee, seemed a bit dazed by the strange confluence of pop culture streams. ‘This,’ he muttered, ‘is something.’”

42809413-17122337.jpgIn Overdrive: We enjoyed Alex Pham‘s piece today about how kids are decided to major in video game programming, but “Part Two of Three?” Really? With two wars going on, an election a few weeks away and the economy in the toilet, we have a tough time believing stories about the gaming industry really require the serial treatment.

41492663-07151600.jpgMr. Blackwell, 86: Mr. Blackwell died yesterday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He was, we’re guessing, wearing a hospital gown.

This Just In: Men Like The Same Shows Girls Do. But For Different Reasons

_2006_02 February_09_Pictures_08A Al Bundy.jpgIt took TV Guide and Spike TV money, time and marketing research effort to figure out what Desperate Housewives casting agents knew instinctively (and Sex and the City agents did not): Men will watch chick shows if the chicks on those shows are sufficiently hot.

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