This fall's network development frenzy has led to a slew of bigger-than-usual deals with some of the hottest names in TV. But that doesn't mean all of these projects will actually get made.
The price tag for hot pitches has escalated thanks to the emergence of new competitors with hefty wallets, such as Netflix, plus cable networks (including WGN America, Discovery Channel and E!) spending heavily to get into the scripted business.
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Newly installed ABC Entertainment president Paul Lee didn't want to talk about the sudden departure of his predecessor, Steve McPherson, amid allegations of sexual harassment. "Well, I've just been on vacation," he said, dodging the first of many reporters' questions about McPherson.
(Cheeky ABC publicists offered their own silent commentary by...read more
Paul Lee has been named President of ABC Entertainment Group, the network announced Friday.
Lee, who as president of ABC Family transformed the channel into a top 10 cable network in total viewers, had been expected to assume the role. He replaces Stephen McPherson, who resigned from the post Tuesday.
ABC Entertainment President Stephen McPherson resigns; Paul Lee in?
In his new position, Lee will oversee the creative and business operations for ABC Studios, as well as development, programming, marketing and scheduling operations for the network...read more