Collins Avenue Promotes a Pair of Execs

By Tim Baysinger - Broadcasting & Cable 

Reality producer Collins Avenue announced Tuesday the promotion of two executives: Mike Aho to VP, factual programming and Michael Hammond to VP, production.

Aho was formerly VP of development; the new role gives him oversight of production as well. Hammond, who was the executive-in-charge of production, now will oversee all of Collins Avenue's programming.

Aho was formerly VP of development; the new role gives him oversight of production as well. Hammond, who was the executive-in-charge of production, now will oversee all of Collins Avenue's programming.

"These promotions represent the tremendous contributions Mike and Michael have made to this company with their incredible vision and execution," said company president Jeff Collins. "Their invaluable production and development savvy have allowed us to thrive and achieve tremendous growth in a relatively short period of time. I'm excited to see what comes next."

The promotions follow Collins Avenue securing pickups of two new series: Dance Moms, a docu-series about the world of competitive dance for children, debuting July 13 on Lifetime at 10 p.m. andStuffed (wk), a docu-series about taxidermy airing on Animal Planet in late 2011.

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