Turner vet Ken Schwab was tapped as svp, programming for Discovery. He most recently served as svp, programming for TBS and TNT. — NBCU‘s chief digital officer George Kliavkoff said he will exercise a contract clause allowing him to leave the company at year’s end. A replacement has not yet been named. — The Media Financial Management Association appointed Bresnan evp/controller Andrew Kober as chair of its cable committee.

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“The Gilded Age,” series premiere, 9pm, Monday, HBO. This sumptuous (it better be, see the title) new period piece has been called “Downton Abbey” on Steroids.

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