In his new role, Sanders will be responsible for overseeing all currently broadcast scripted programming for the network and studio.
Sanders previously served as Senior Vice President, Drama Programming, since his return to NBC Universal in June 2009. He was responsible for such new series as "Undercovers" and "Love Bites" as well as this Spring's hit "Parenthood." In addition, he has overseen development for the drama pilot "Prime Suspect.
In Sanders' earlier stint at Universal Media Studios as Senior Vice President, Comedy Series, he was responsible for creative supervision of the studio's comedy programming efforts, including NBC's Emmy Award-winning series "30 Rock" and "The Office" during 2007-08. Sanders also developed the pilot for the series "Worst Week," and led the first year of the studio's Director in Training program.
Previously, Sanders was Vice President, Comedy Programming, from 2004-07 both at Universal Media Studios and its previous incarnation, NBC Universal Television Studio.
He worked as the current executive on "The Office" and was the development executive assigned to DreamWorks Television, Conaco Productions and Wolf Films. His credits also include development of The CW series "Aliens in America."
Earlier, Sanders served as Vice President, Comedy Programming, for Universal Network Television, in September 2003, after joining Universal in December 2002 as Executive Director, Comedy Programming.
Sanders joined Universal from Nuance Productions, where he was Vice President of TV development from 1999-2002 for the Paul Reiser-run production company. Prior to that, Sanders was director of TV development from 1996-98 at Wind Dancer Productions after joining Wind Dancer as a development assistant in 1994.
Sanders holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in film and video from Pennsylvania State University.