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NBC's Pearlena Igbokwe named president of Universal TV

NBC's Pearlena Igbokwe named president of Universal TV

NBC drama development head Pearlena Igbokwe has a new high-profile assignment: running the company’s Universal Television production studio.

Igbokwe was named studio president on Friday, replacing Bela Bajaria who abruptly stepped down earlier in the week after nearly five years of running the Los Angeles-based unit.

Bajaria was widely credited with turning a once threadbare operation into a vibrant and talent-friendly studio that boasted such hits as “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “The Mindy Project,” “Master of None,” “Bates Motel,” and Dick Wolf’s popular programs, including...

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