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Viacom restructuring results in layoffs at TV Land

Viacom restructuring results in layoffs at TV Land

Media company Viacom Inc. has begun restructuring its operations, resulting in layoffs in the company's advertising sales division and its TV Land cable channel. At least 20 people on Thursday were let go at TV Land, according to three people familiar with the situation who asked not to be identified discussing sensitive personnel matters. TV Land has long been a popular destination for classic TV shows, including "The Beverly Hillbillies," "Hogan's Heroes" and "The Brady Bunch." The channel segued into original programming and immediately scored with "Hot in Cleveland" with Betty White. But other efforts such as "Kirstie" and...

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