7.27.2009

Meet The New Deck Chair, Same As The Old Deck Chair (TV Division)

So I see that Ben Silverman is out at NBC. Isn't the real problem here Zucker, though? It's possible that he might hire a programming genius and let him do his thing, but it hasn't happened yet.

I met an ex-NBC exec once and asked about the secret of Zucker's success. The reply was, "He always manages up." And NBC has done well enough in it's non-network enterprises (USA, the O-and-Os, etc.) But it used to have this great smart-but-accessible brand in comedy that's gone baby gone.

UPDATE: Nikki Finke is all over it with all five barrels.

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