Sarah Babineau & Keith Cox Promoted To Top Creative Posts At ViacomCBS’ Entertainment & Youth Unit, Jonas Larsen Exits

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The ripple effect from the Viacom-CBS merger — and the network realignment and executive shakeup that accompanied it — continues.

The company’s Entertainment & Youth division, run by Chris McCarthy, has promoted two senior scripted executives, Comedy Central Co-head of Original Content Sarah Babineau, as well as President of Development and Production for Paramount Network and TV Land Keith Cox, while Comedy Central’s Co-Head of Original Content Jonas Larsen has stepped down.

The Entertainment & Youth unit is comprised by VH1, MTV, Cmt, Comedy Central, TV Land, Paramount Network, Logo, Smithsonian Channel — and as of yesterday Pop TV, previously controlled by CBS. Brad Schwartz remains President of Pop, reporting to McCarthy. Tom Hayden also continues as President of the Smithsonian Channel.

The division was originally formed in November when McCarthy added Comedy Central, Paramount Network, Smithsonian Channel and TV Land and their respective content studios to his existing portfolio of MTV,
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