Keith Cox

President, Development and Production for Paramount Network and TV Land

Keith Cox serves as President, Development and Production for Paramount Network and TV Land where he oversees the strategic development and production of all series. At the helm of TV Land since 2015, he added oversight of both Paramount Network and CMT in 2017.

Cox’s inaugural slate for Paramount Network includes the critically-acclaimed limited-series “Waco,” starring Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch, the epic drama, “Yellowstone,” starring world-renowned actor and Oscar®-winner Kevin Costner, and written and directed by critically-acclaimed, Oscar®-nominated screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Wind River, Hell or High Water and Sicario), “American Woman,” a 1970s-period dramedy starring Alicia Silverstone, Mena Suvari and Jennifer Bartels, executive produced by Emmy® winner John Wells (“Shameless,” “ER,” “The West Wing”); and the one hour pitch black anthology “Heathers,” based on the cult classic film.  Projects currently in development include “First Wives Club” with writer Tracey Oliver, “Girls Trip,” “Velvet” with Kyle Killen and a remake of British anthology series, “Accused,” with David Shore (“The Good Doctor,” and “House”).


Cox has helped shape TV Land’s slate of captivating, unique original series aimed at audiences in their 30s and 40s, launching a string of new signature hits including Darren Star’s “Younger” and “Teachers.” As one of TV Land’s executive producers, Cox developed, produced and launched all of the channel’s current original scripted programming. He ushered in new era at the network, including the first foray into scripted original series with the smash hit “Hot in Cleveland,” which ran for six seasons and is now syndicated by CBS Television Distribution.


Prior to joining TV Land, Cox held the post of Executive Vice President, Comedy and Alternative Development at the WB Television Network, where he oversaw all of the network’s half-hour and reality development of such hits as Ashton Kutcher’s “Beauty and the Geek” and 51 Minds’ “Surreal Life.” He was also instrumental in the development of such critical successes as “Starlet” and “Pop Stars 2.” Cox joined the WB in 2001 as Senior Vice President, Alternative Programming.


Earlier, he worked at Greenblatt/Janollari as Vice President of Comedy and Drama Development, and he was part of the team that developed “Six Feet Under,” “The Hughleys,” and the online cult favorite, “Heat Vision and Jack,” directed by Ben Stiller and starring Jack Black and Christine Taylor. Cox began his career as Director of Programming during the early days of FX before joining Warner Brothers Television, where he developed several shows for NBC’s powerhouse Thursday night line-up.