Kate Adler was named Executive Vice President, Comedy Development, CBS Television Studios in 2013. In her position, Adler oversees the development of all comedy series for broadcast, cable and streaming. CBS comedies she has developed include THE NEIGHBORHOOD, starring Cedric the Entertainer and Max Greenfield, entering its fourth season, and new series GHOSTS and SMALLWOOD, both premiering this fall. Adler developed the critically acclaimed Netflix series “Dead to Me” starring Christina Applegate, going into its third season, as well as the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and the Emmy-nominated Netflix series “American Vandal.”
Prior to CBS Studios, Adler served as a producer for CBS’ “Survivor Palau,” “Survivor Guatemala,” as well as “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, oversaw production of “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 network comedies and served as Current Programming Executive on “Ellen.”
Prior to Disney, Adler worked at Creative Artists Agency as Assistant to the Head of the Television Literary Department.
Adler received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University.