Kate Adler was named Executive Vice President, Comedy Development, CBS Television Studios in 2013.
In her position, Adler oversees the development of all primetime comedy series for broadcast, cable and streaming. Most recently, Adler oversaw the development of CBS’ new comedies: THE NEIGHBORHOOD starring Cedric the Entertainer and Max Greenfield, HAPPY TOGETHER starring Damon Wayans, Jr., and FAM starring Nina Dobrev, Tone Bell, and Gary Cole. In addition, Adler is involved with the launch of the new Netflix series “Dead to Me” starring Christina Applegate. Returning series include MAN WITH A PLAN starring Matt LeBlanc, The CW’s CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND, “The Guest Book” by Greg Garcia for TBS, and “American Vandal” for Netflix.
Prior to CBS Television Studios, Adler served as a producer for CBS’ “Survivor Palau,” “Survivor Guatemala” and “Crime & Punishment: Real-Life Law & Order” for NBC. In 2002, she was a producer on the Oscar-winning documentary “Twin Towers,” which told the story of the NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit and their heroic acts on Sept. 11, 2001.
From 1997 to 2000, Adler was Vice President, Creative Affairs for Worldwide Pants Incorporated, where she supervised all new series development, casting and production on “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “Ed,” and recruited writers for “The Late Show with David Letterman” and “The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn.” In 1994, Adler was Director, Comedy Development for Walt Disney Network Television where she developed shows for all six networks as well as served as Current Programming Executive on “Ellen.”
Prior to Disney, Adler worked at Creative Artists Agency as an assistant to the head of the television literary department.
Adler received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University.