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Topic: Paul Lee

In One of His Last Interviews as ABC Entertainment Chief, Paul Lee Said He Loves 'Taking Risks'

Sat down with Adweek last month, before resigning today

In an OMG twist that wouldn't seem out of place on one of ABC's TGIT dramas, Paul Lee abruptly resigned as ABC Entertainment president today and was replaced by Channing Dungey. The move…

Channing Dungey Replaces Paul Lee as President at ABC

Becomes first African-American woman to lead a broadcast network

There's a new president of ABC Entertainment. Channing Dungey, who was evp of drama development, movies and miniseries for the network, replaces Paul Lee, who resigned today as president of the…

After a Bumpy Fall, ABC Retools for Midseason With 4 New Shows

Network also picks up a second game show for summer

ABC had a mixed fall, with a fledgling hit in Quantico, as well as the season's first canceled series in Wicked City. But ABC Entertainment president Paul Lee said today…

These Are the TV Network Chiefs' Game Plans for Wooing Audiences and Advertisers

Bold moves, big challenges this fall

Even with all the seismic changes in the television business over the past several years, some things remain constant: For the broadcast networks, everything still revolves around the fall season,…

ABC President Doesn't Air Disney Content Just Because the Company Asks Him To

Paul Lee gets ready for fall

ABC has gotten its groove back in recent seasons thanks to its stable of series from Shonda Rhimes, as well as several other shows that are connected to its Disney…

ABC Plays It Safe at Its Upfront, but Jimmy Kimmel Takes No Prisoners

Network makes few moves but leaves big impression

After unveiling a 2015-2016 schedule that looked remarkably similar to this season's, ABC's upfront presentation today lacked any big surprises. But more of the same was just what the advertisers and…

As It Builds Momentum, ABC Stays the Course With a Conservative Fall Schedule

Network keeps four nights intact, plans Muppets update for fall

After a season in which ABC gained a lot of momentum, thanks in large part to its Shonda Rhimes-fueled TGIT lineup and freshman hits like Black-ish and Fresh Off the Boat,…

How ABC Got Its Groove Back (Only Partly Because of Shonda Rhimes)

Paul Lee on 'smart, emotional television' and plans to 'reinvent reality'

ABC has had little reason to smile over the past dreary decade, as it often has found itself bringing up the rear among viewers ages 18-49. Its sole upfront highlight…

ABC's Success With Diversity Comes From Focusing on Creators, Not Just Stars

'It's our job to reflect America'

ABC has changed mainstream television's diversity makeup more than any of its broadcast counterparts in recent years, and executives say the commitment is paying off not just in ratings, but…

Upfront Upheaval: ABC Creates an All-Shonda Rhimes Thursday Block

Hit-maker signs 4-year contract extension with ABC Studios

It’s Shonda Rhimes’ world; everyone else just lives in it. The creator of the ABC franchise drama Grey’s Anatomy and the scorching Beltway caper Scandal is getting her very own night,…

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