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Doug Herzog

Doug Herzog
Born Douglas Alan Herzog
July 16, 1959
Patterson, New Jersey
Nationality American
Alma mater Emerson College
Occupation President, Viacom Music and Entertainment Group
Employer Viacom
Awards Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame

Doug Herzog is an American television executive. The president of Viacom Music and Entertainment Group, he oversees MTV, VH1, Logo TV, Comedy Central, Palladia, Spike, and Epix.[1] Herzog is credited with bringing South Park, The Auditors, The Daily Show, and The Colbert Report to Comedy Central and canceling Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Contents

  • Biography 1
  • Legacy 2
  • Awards 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Biography

He was born on born July 16, 1959. Herzog graduated from Emerson College in Boston. After college, one of his early jobs was as a music-segment producer on the nationally syndicated Entertainment Tonight show in Hollywood.

He has held senior positions with USA Network, where he helped launch Monk, and at Fox, launching Malcolm in the Middle. Prior to his first association with Comedy Central, he had been an Associate Producer on CNN and TBS, and a senior manager at MTV, and was responsible for MTV News, Camp MTV, The Real World, Road Rules, Beavis and Butt-head, The MTV Movie Awards, and The MTV Video Music Awards.

Legacy

He is mentioned in the South Park episode "Cartoon Wars Part II". In the episode, Kyle gives a speech to the president of the network as Cartman threatens to shoot him. The speech, in which Kyle begs the president not to censor an image of Muslim prophet Muhammad, is taken almost verbatim from a speech that Trey Parker gave to Herzog concerning censorship of the episode, so Kyle calls the president Doug, referring to Herzog. However, even though Muhammad had previously been shown on South Park, the image of Muhammad was censored by Comedy Central in "Cartoon Wars".

Awards

Herzog has been inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame[2]

References

  1. ^ James, Meg (February 19, 2015). "Doug Herzog takes over MTV, VH-1 in Viacom restructuring". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 11 October 2015. 
  2. ^ B&C Hall of Fame, Doug Herzog

External links

Business positions
Preceded by
Robert Kreek
President of Comedy Central
1995-1998
Succeeded by
Larry Divney
Preceded by
Peter Roth
President of FOX
1998-2000
Succeeded by
Gail Berman
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