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Bloys named HBO programming president

HBO has appointed Casey Bloys as president of programming, succeeding Michael Lombardo, who has been with the premium cable channel for the past 30 years. Bloys will oversee programming for HBO and Cinemax.

“We are very fortunate that Casey will assume the role of President, HBO Programming.  He has the deepest respect and admiration of our colleagues inside the company as well as throughout the creative community,” HBO chairman Richard Plepler said in a statement.

Bloys joined HBO as director, Development, HBO Independent Productions in 2004. He was promoted to vice president of HIP in 2005 and to VP, HBO Entertainment two years later.

As senior executive vice president, which he was named in 2013, Bloys oversaw the series Veep, Silicon Valley, Girls, Enlightened, Flight of the Conchords, Ballers and Eastbound and Down.

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