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Ben Sherwood

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  • 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:...
  • Disney CFO Reaffirms Big Live-Action Films Must Fit Franchise Mold

    Unless it's a franchise, Disney isn't all that interested in pursuing big live-action films. That was the sentiment expressed by Jay Rasulo, Disney's senior executive vice president and chief financial officer, during a Q&A session Wednesday at the...
  • Analysis: Kevin Reilly's Exit Opens Door to Reshaping of Fox Network Biz

    When Kevin Reilly announced his intention to step down as Fox's entertainment chairman, the knee-jerk response from people across the biz, myself included, was "so who is it?" Usually, exec transitions at that level come when the network or studio...
  • 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 Names James Goldston President of News Unit

    James Goldston, a veteran TV-news journalist who has had a hand in revivals of ABC's "Nightline" and "Good Morning America," has been named president of its news division, replacing Ben Sherwood, whose successful run at ABC News has propelled him to a...
  • The News Business Needs a Few Good Hypocrites

    With print news migrating to a Web environment that's as motivated by traffic as TV is by ratings, the time is fast approaching when anyone who dares criticize media excess will be immediately open to charges of hypocrisy. To that I say: Send in the...
  • Stephen Colbert to CBS. 'Rio 2' will fly high. Down upfront?

    Stephen Colbert to CBS. 'Rio 2' will fly high. Down upfront?
    After the coffee. Before getting ready to fly back to D.C. The Skinny: Traveling to D.C. on Saturday for Passover on Monday. Given the cost of flying and renting a car, this will be a very expensive Seder. Don't worry, eating matzo won't stop me from...
  • ABC names James Goldston president of ABC News

    ABC News has a new accent. James Goldston, a veteran producer who began his career at the BBC in his native Britain, on Thursday was named president of ABC News. The move completed an executive shuffle that began a month ago when Anne Sweeney, president...
  • Paul Lee Seals New Contract as ABC Entertainment Group Chief

    There's bound to be a lot of movement inside the Disney/ABC Television Group in the coming year as Ben Sherwood takes the reins from outgoing president Anne Sweeney. But one thing that won't change in the near future is the leadership of ABC Entertainment...
  • Lara Spencer Named Third Co-Anchor of ABC's 'Good Morning America'

    Lara Spencer, the "Good Morning America" anchor who recently negotiated a new contract with ABC to stay on the program, has been elevated to the role of co-host, and will, going forward, hold forth alongside current anchors Robin Roberts and George...
  • '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...