The former 20th Century Fox Television EVP/creative affairs (since 2006) will report to Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment and be responsible for Primetime and Daytime programming, with Drama Development, Comedy Development, Current Programming, and the Casting department of NBC Entertainment reporting to her. During her tenure at TCFTV, Salke was instrumental in developing the hit series “Glee” and “Modern Family.”
“I can’t express how excited I am to be joining Bob at NBC and to be joining a company with the breadth and vision of Comcast,” said Salke. “I’ve known Bob well for many years and have admired him both professionally and personally. I believe together, we will foster a creative and successful environment at NBC. This is an incredible opportunity and one I look forward to with great passion and excitement.
The relationship between NBC and TCFTV took a significant step forward this year with TCFTV supplying two of NBC’s most high-profile, new one-hour series for the 2011-12 season: “The Playboy Club,” which premieres 9/19, and “Awake,” which will premiere in mid-season. Both series were also developed by Salke and were accelerated when Greenblatt came to NBC in late January. Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen of TCFTV, have always advocated strong ties with NBC and that will continue to grow with Salke now becoming the buyer.
Salke leaves TCFTV at a very prolific time in which it sold highly anticipated new shows to several networks, including comedies such as “The New Girl” for FBC and both “Apartment 23” and Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing” for ABC, as well as “Terra Nova” for Fox. She was also involved in the development of “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy’s next big project, “American Horror Story,” for FX.