As Deadline reported yesterday, ViacomCBS is currently going through its second round of layoffs following the CBS-Viacom merger in early December.
There are significant staff reductions at Pop TV, which was part of CBS Corp. and was recently folded into the ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Brands Group, run by Chris McCarthy. The layoffs are result of the integration.
Pop President Brad Schwartz just sent out an internal memo addressing the cuts. Stressing that he will continue to run Pop going forward, he noted that “we are saying goodbye to some close friends and talented colleagues.” Along with Schwartz, other members of his senior team are also staying on, sources said.
Pop is heading into the series finale of its flagship series Schitt’s Creek on April 7 and the network debut of One Day At A Time.
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