Less than a year after leaving MTV (where he was the head of programming), David Janollari has landed back on his feet. Today it was announced that Janollari had signed a three-year deal with NBC to developed scripted programming for the Peacock.
Janollari will be reunited with NBC entertainment president Bob Greenblatt with the move, the man with who he developed programing such as HBO's Six Feet Under. In addition to his work at MTV, he also was the former WB Network president, where he developed programming including Friends, Supernatural and MTV's Awkward. He has earned five Emmy nominations and won a Golden Globe (for Six Feet Under).
"Our goal is to make deals with the best creative producers in our business and David Janollari exemplifies this,” said Universal Television executive vice president Bela Bajaria. “Not only have I had the pleasure of working with him when he was a producer in the trenches, but he also has experience as an executive at three different networks which gives him added insight into the complexities and ever-changing programming needs of our industry at this moment. We’re thrilled to welcome him to the Universal Television family.”
“The opportunity to work with Bela, Jen Salke, Bob Greenblatt and all of the creative people at Universal Television -- some of whom I have known for the better part of two decades -- is what I’m really looking forward to,” Janollari said. “I’m very excited about returning to producing again after nearly 10 years on the network side and hopefully supplying attention-getting new shows to all of the networks.”