12 November 2012 2:04 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

A veteran executive who championed Buffy the Vampire Slayer is taking over MTV’s programming department.

Susanne Daniels has been named president of programming at MTV. She was previously the programming head at the now-defunct WB network, where she oversaw shows like Dawson’s Creek, Smallville and Gilmore Girls. Daniels more recently had a stint running Lifetime where she oversaw Army Wives and Drop Dead Diva. Daniels will oversee all programming for the network, including both scripted and reality shows.

“Susanne’s delivered more breakthrough pop culture hits in one decade than most producers do in their entire lifetimes,” says Van Toffler, »

- James Hibberd

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