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EXEC EXITS CONTINUE AT NBC

January 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Comcast’s purge of top NBC executives continued on Thursday with the announcement that Angela Bromstad, the network’s president of primetime entertainment, is stepping down. As NBC’s top programming executive since 2009 — she replaced the much pilloried Ben Silverman — she stood behind “the two Jeffs” (Zucker and Gaspin) as critics discharged brickbats at the […]

DID KENNEDYS KILL JFK MINISERIES?

January 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Members of the Kennedy family including Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of former President John F. Kennedy, and Maria Shriver, niece of JFK, put pressure on the History Channel to kill an expensive eight-part miniseries that it planned to air in the spring, the Hollywood Reporter said Saturday. According to the Reporter, which first reported History […]

IT’S OFFICIAL: GASPIN LEAVING NBC UNIVERSAL

November 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Jeff Gaspin, the chairman of NBC Universal Entertainment, made it official late today: he’ll step down following the company’s merger with Comcast, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year or early next year. In a message to NBC staffers, Gaspin said: “During the course of the Comcast/GE merger, I’ve had […]

IS GASPIN OUT AT NBC? REPORTS DIFFER

November 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The two Hollywood trade publications, The Hollywood Reporter and Daily Variety are at odds over the future of NBC Television Chairman Jeff Gaspin. THR in an article headlined: “EXCLUSIVE: Jeff Gaspin Leaving NBC Universal,” said today (Thursday) that it had “confirmed” that Gaspin will be out once the merger with Comcast is completed. However, Variety, […]

NBC TO AIR 14 NEW SERIES IN THE FALL

May 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC is expected to announce today (Monday) that it will air a whopping 14 new series during the fall season. As first reported by The Hollywood Reporter (see separate item), the programs will include five new dramas, one new half-hour comedy, and the hour-long “dramedy” Love Bites, which will cap an all-comedy Thursday night lineup […]

“60 MINUTES” WITH O’BRIEN DRAWS BIG RATINGS

May 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Who says Conan O’Brien can’t draw big ratings? His appearance on CBS’s 60 Minutes Sunday night produced the highest ratings of the night. The newsmagazine averaged a 9.9 rating and a 17 share, translating to 13.33 million viewers. Most of O’Brien’s comments had already been released to the press; however, the appearance of O’Brien’s wife […]