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  • Upfronts: Larry Wilmore Steals Spotlight at UTA Kickoff Party

    Larry Wilmore had a long line of well-wishers who sought him out for hugs and handshakes on Sunday night at UTA's upfronts kickoff party at Tao Downtown in Gotham. Wilmore drew a crowd of friends and fans as he recounted the story of how the surprise job...
  • ABC renews 'Nashville' for a third season

    ABC renews 'Nashville' for a third season
    Like a rock star late to the stage, ABC has kept the suspense going on the fate of its country music-themed soap "Nashville"--until at long last announcing its renewal late Friday...on Twitter. ABC Co-President Ben Sherwood announced the renewal of...
  • Upfront Scorecard: ABC Pitches Disney Synergy to Tout Turnaround Plans

    ABC kicked off its upfront presentation with an interesting and somewhat unexpected pitch: Remember, we're part of the Walt Disney Co., home to Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm and ESPN, among other brand titans. Despite ABC Entertainment chief Paul Lee'...
  • At ABC, Thursday night is prime Shonda Rhimes time

    At ABC, Thursday night is prime Shonda Rhimes time
    — ABC is turning over its most valuable real estate to its proven hit-maker, Shonda Rhimes. This fall, three hour-long dramas created by Rhimes will run back-to-back-to-back on Thursday night: "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal" and her latest creation:...
  • ABC News Chief Ben Sherwood to Succeed Anne Sweeney Atop Disney/ABC TV Group

    Bob Iger made good on his promise to move quickly in name a successor for Anne Sweeney. ABC News president Ben Sherwood will take the reins as Disney/ABC Television Group early next year after Sweeney steps down. Sherwood was a front-runner for the job...
  • Lachlan and James Murdoch on the rise. Overseas fuels box office.

    After the coffee. Before figuring out where the sun went. The Skinny: Finally finished Sunday's episode of "The Walking Dead." We are all in agreement that there's something evil going on at Terminus, right? Wednesday's roundup includes big news from...
  • NBC News Lures 'Nightline' Anchor Cynthia McFadden From ABC

    NBC News said Thursday it had hired Cynthia McFadden, who leaves ABC News after a stint there lasting 20 years. McFadden was named senior legal and investigative correspondent for the NBCUniversal unit by Deborah Turness, the executive who took the reins...
  • Josh Elliott Leaves ABC's 'Good Morning America' For NBC Sports

    Josh Elliott is leaving ABC's "Good Morning America" for NBC Sports, the second defection from TV's number-one morning program in recent months. Longtime meteorologist Sam Champion left the program in early December. In a memo to staffers, ABC News...
  • 'GMA' success brings bigger Disney job

    How important was leading ABC's "Good Morning America" to leadership in the morning? Why, it's helped land ABC News President Ben Sherwood a bigger job. He will become co-chairman of the Disney Media Networks and president of Disney/ABC Television...
  • Cynthia McFadden jumps from ABC to NBC

    After 20 years at ABC News, Cynthia McFadden is moving to NBC. Juju Chang will replace McFadden as co-Anchor of "Nightline," ABC announced. McFadden had been the program's co-anchor for nine years. McFadden's new role at NBC will be senior legal and...
  • Josh Elliott leaving 'GMA,' replaced by Amy Robach

    Josh Elliott is leaving "Good Morning America" and being replaced in the news anchor chair by Amy Robach, ABC News President Ben Sherwood announced Sunday in a memo to his staff. "As many of you know, we have been negotiating with Josh these past...