Starz Appoints Christina Davis as President of Original Programming


Christina Davis, who served as head of drama series development for CBS for 11 years, has been named president of original programming at Starz.

Davis is tasked with leading the programming and development team for Starz. In her time at CBS, Davis delivered the network the number one new drama in 9 out of 11 years, having had a hand in developing the CSI and NCIS franchises and series such as The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds, Hawaii Five-0, Elementary, Madam Secretary, Scorpion, Bull, MacGyver and Code Black.

“Christina has established an impressive track record in developing successful, quality drama series and building lasting, fruitful relationships within the creative community which I believe will allow us to fully execute on the creative vision we have set for Starz,” said Jeffrey Hirsch, president and CEO of Starz. “She is a welcome addition to the leadership team and we look forward to bringing her talent and experience to bear in producing best in class, premium content that will resonate with audiences and continue to elevate the platform around the world.”

“I am so excited to be joining the incredible team at Starz,” said Davis. “This is a company I greatly admire for its critically acclaimed series, as well as the way Jeff has led the growth of its global audience, through both traditional linear television and the rapid expansion of the Starz App. I’m grateful for the opportunity to help guide such an extraordinary network into a thrilling new period of growth and look forward to working with the best creators in television to tell bold, captivating stories that audiences will be truly passionate about.”