Paul & Rick, Together Again

By Brian 



Rome Hartman reported directly to Sean McManus, but new EP Rick Kaplan will report to CBS News VP Paul Friedman. “That makes Mr. Friedman the de facto No. 2 executive in the division,” TV Week reports.The two men worked together and sometimes butted heads at ABC.

Michele Greppi writes: “McManus said he has no doubt there will be ‘very spirited discussions, and that’s great. But I don’t expect any issues with the two of them working together.’ He also said he would not have made the move unless Mr. Friedman was ‘completely, 100 percent, enthusiastically supportive.'”

> A tipster was blunt last week: “Kaplan hates Friedman and Friedman hates Kaplan.” It’s not that bad, right?…

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