Rob Sorcher

Robert Sorcher (born December 22, 1961) is an Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer at Cartoon Network,[1] starting his job in 2008, but was promoted in 2013. He is a producer for We Bare Bears, Emmy[2] and Peabody-winning[3] Adventure Time, Clarence, Regular Show, Steven Universe, Over the Garden Wall, The Powerpuff Girls and Ben 10. As Chief Content Officer, he oversees digital strategy, gaming, and original content development for Cartoon Network.[4][5]

Rob Sorcher
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Sorcher at the 2015 Peabody Awards
Born
Robert Sorcher

(1961-12-22) December 22, 1961 (age 58)
OccupationExecutive Producer

CareerEdit

Rob Sorcher currently oversees Cartoon Network Studios[6] in Los Angeles, where he executive produces artist-driven content for worldwide distribution to 192 countries and 370 million homes, and manages all content including CN Games[7][8] and the flagship CN app.

Sorcher's career worked with several advertisement companies such as Grey Advertising, Griffin-Bacal, and Benton & Bowles.

He also worked for AMC Network as its executive vice president of programming and production.[9] He was credited with leading the network to tremendous growth, thanks to his introduction of scripted originals and Emmy-award winning series such as Mad Men[10][11][12], Breaking Bad, both named by the New York Times among the 20 best TV dramas since The Sopranos[13], and the mini-series Broken Trail[14]

Prior to AMC, Sorcher was EVP and GM of USA Network for a short time before he was replaced by the sudden appointment of Doug Herzog, who was named President of the network in 2001.[15]

Sorcher had also served as EVP of Programming/Production at Fox Family Channel,[16] and earlier in his career worked as the first General Manager of Cartoon Network with the creation of his The Cartoonstitute variety project.

Selected creditsEdit

Television series – executive producerEdit

Year(s) Title
2019–present Primal
2019–present Infinity Train
2019–present Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart
2019–present Victor and Valentino
2018–present Summer Camp Island
2018–present DIY
2018–present Craig of the Creek
2018–present Apple & Onion
2017–2019 OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes
2017–present Ben 10
2017 Samurai Jack
2016–2019 Mighty Magiswords
2016–present The Powerpuff Girls
2015 Long Live the Royals
2015–present We Bare Bears
2014 Over the Garden Wall
2014–2018 Clarence
2014–2016 Mixels
2013–2019 Steven Universe
2013–2017 Uncle Grandpa
2013 Incredible Crew
2012–2014 Ben 10: Omniverse
2012–2013 Level Up
2011–2012 Secret Mountain Fort Awesome
2011–2013 The Problem Solverz
2010–2011 Robotomy
2010–2011 Sym-Bionic Titan
2010 Tower Prep
2010–2017 Regular Show
2010 The Cartoonstitute
2010–2013 Generator Rex
2010–2012 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
2010–2018 Adventure Time

Other programs – executive producerEdit

Year(s) Title
2016 Good Jubies
2014 The Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pantsed
2013–present Cartoon Network Shorts Department
2013 Stop Bullying: Speak Up – Special
2011 Level Up
2011–2014 Hall of Game Awards

Primetime Emmy awardsEdit

Year Award Nominated work Result
2018 Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program Adventure Time Nominated
Steven Universe Nominated
We Bare Bears Nominated
2017 Adventure Time Won
Steven Universe Nominated
2016 Adventure Time Nominated
Steven Universe Nominated
The Powerpuff Girls Nominated
2015 Regular Show Nominated
Steven Universe Nominated
Adventure Time Won
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program Over the Garden Wall Won
2014 Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program Adventure Time Nominated
Regular Show Nominated
2012 Adventure Time Nominated
Regular Show Won
2011 Adventure Time Nominated
Regular Show Nominated
2010 Uncle Grandpa Nominated
Adventure Time Nominated

Other AwardsEdit

Year Award Nominated work Result
2019 Peabody Award Steven Universe Won
2019 GLAAD Media Award Steven Universe Won
2016 BAFTA Awards We Bare Bears Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rob Sorcher, Mike Lazzo Upped at Cartoon Network, Adult Swim".
  2. ^ "Adventure Time". Television Academy.
  3. ^ *https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9RtdIVJ6SQ
  4. ^ Marechal, AJ (8 July 2013). "Turner Broadcasting Taps Key Exec Roles for Adult Swim, Cartoon Network".
  5. ^ "CN Doc Short".
  6. ^ "cartoonnetworkstudios.com".
  7. ^ "A new Cartoon Network show finds inspiration in Columbia, Md., the animator's home town".
  8. ^ "Cartoon Network Keeps Innovating With "Mighty Magiswords" App".
  9. ^ "Mad Men's True Story, From Start to Finish".
  10. ^ http://uproxx.com/sepinwall/mad-men-10th-anniversary-peak-tv/
  11. ^ Martin, Brett (2014). Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From The Sopranos to Mad Men and The Wire to Breaking Bad. Penguin. ISBN 0143125699
  12. ^ Thompson, Derek (2018). Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction. Penguin. ISBN 9781524735081
  13. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/arts/television/best-drama-series.html. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  14. ^ "Rob Sorcher, Mike Lazzo Upped at Cartoon Network, Adult Swim".
  15. ^ "USA Retools at the Top". Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  16. ^ "CN's Sorcher, Adult Swim's Lazzo Get Promotions". 8 July 2013.

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