Veteran producer Liz Gateley, behind such series as
Her appointment marks a return to homebase. She got her start on the network's development team before her run at MTV, where she served as head of series development from 2003 to 2010.
Until now, Gateley has served as the co-founder of New York-based production company DiGa, with MTV's former head of programming Tony DiSanto. Her new position leaves the ITV-controlled production company, behind such hits as "Teen Wolf," in the hands of DiSanto.
At Lifetime, which is part of A+E Networks' portfolio of cable channels, Gateley will oversee content creation for the network and its affiliated brands including movies, scripted series and nonfiction teams.
"I am so excited to return to Lifetime," Gateley said. "It's such a strong brand and one I know and love."
The new role has Gateley filling the void left by Executive Vice President and General Manager Robert Sharenow following his promotion this year to oversee programming, marketing and branding for
Sharenow touted Gateley's track record at MTV, noting her "successful run transforming [the] network" with hits such as "Laguna Beach" and its spinoffs
"She is a multi-skilled executive who has proven to have an uncanny ability to hone in on the zeitgeist and help define popular culture," Sharenow said. "I know she will be a great collaborator with my amazing team to help take Lifetime to the next level, across all platforms."
The news follows last month's announcements that