Dana Tuinier to head the comedy division of Apple Worldwide Video

Dana Tuinier has been hired as creative executive, comedy, for Apple’s Worldwide Video unit, reporting to head of development Matt Cherniss, reports Deadline.

  Photo Courtesy of TV Land

Photo Courtesy of TV Land

She’s expected to work on Apple’s recently picked up half-hour comedy series, executive produced by and starring Kristen Wiig and produced by Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine, along with developing and overseeing new comedy projects, the article adds.

Previously, Tuinier served as vice president, Development and Original Programming for TV Land and Paramount Network and TV Land after the two networks’ executive teams were merged. During her 3.5-year stint she oversaw TV Land’s hit comedies Younger and Teachers. 

Prior to joining TV Land, Tuinier was Director of Current Programming at Fox where she worked on such series as New Girl, Bob’s Burgers, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Almost Human, Raising Hope, Enlisted and Glee. She also served as Manager of Comedy Development and Coordinator of Current Programming at the broadcast network.

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