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Alec Botnick

Executive Vice President, Comedy Development, Head of Animation and Alternative, CBS Studios

June 2023

Alec Botnick serves as executive vice president of comedy development and head of animation and alternative for CBS Studios. Botnick, who originally joined the Studio in 2015 as vice president of comedy development, was promoted to executive vice president in 2021.

In his position, Botnick oversees the Studio’s growing animation slate, including STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS for Paramount+, Andy Samberg’s DIGMAN!, Chris Rock’s animated adaptation EVERYBODY STILL HATES CHRIS and STEPHEN COLBERT PRESENTS TOONING OUT THE NEWS for Comedy Central.

Botnick helped develop award-winning comedy series such as “American Vandal” and “Dead to Me” for Netflix, and CBS hits GHOSTS and THE NEIGHBORHOOD, as well as “Colin from Accounts” for Foxtel.

In addition to his most recent role at the Studio, Botnick had previously been an agent in the television literary department at WME since 2009. While there, he packaged scripted TV series and represented writers, performers, directors and producers. He originally started in the mailroom at Endeavor while earning his J.D. at Loyola Law School.