Wendi Trilling was promoted to Executive Vice President, Comedy Development, CBS Entertainment in Sept. 2004. She reports to Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment.
Trilling joined CBS in 1990 in the Current Programs Department. She was named Manager of Comedy/Drama Series Development in 1992 and named Associate Director, Comedy Development in 1993. She was promoted to Director of Comedy Development in 1994, named a Vice President in 1997 and elevated to Senior Vice President, Comedy Development in June 2000.
Trilling was the programming executive responsible for developing and championing CBS's signature comedy, "Everybody Loves Raymond," while also developing the Network's most successful comedies including "The King of Queens," TWO AND A HALF MEN, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, THE BIG BANG THEORY and MIKE & MOLLY, last season's number one new comedy in both viewers and adults 18-49.
This fall, under Trilling's guidance, CBS will introduce two new comedies, 2 BROKE GIRLS and HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN.
Prior to joining CBS, Trilling was a senior copywriter at BBK Advertising in Boston.
Trilling earned a bachelor of arts degree in screen studies from Clark University, Worcester, MA. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and twin sons.