NBC hires Office exec Ben Silverman

From NBC’s press release:

Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Ben Silverman, the prolific producer and program executive behind such television hits as “The Office,” “Ugly Betty,” and “The Biggest Loser,” as well as the man who brought “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” and “Big Brother” to the United States, is becoming a senior executive at NBC Universal. Silverman and veteran NBCU executive Marc Graboff have been appointed Co-Chairmen of NBC Entertainment and NBC Universal Television Studio.

Link: BEN SILVERMAN AND MARC GRABOFF NAMED CO-CHAIRMEN OF NBC ENTERTAINMENT AND NBC UNIVERSAL TELEVISION STUDIO

7 comments

  1. Hmmm…given his production and programming resume, he’s got some mighty big strikes against him. He gets props for The Office but the rest? Yikes.

  2. Does this really mean anything for The Office. Like was he involved in decisions or anything?

  3. Hamburger Halpert: The list is so top-heavy with reality TV, and a game show. Money-makers, sure, but quality? Reading the list, I almost expected “Tommy Lee Goes to College” to be among his credits. I think The Office is a wonderful thing but all of the other programs are my cue to shut the television off.

  4. Kevin Reilly (one of The Office’s champions and if I remember right one of the people who helped keep the show alive early on when the ratings weren’t there) was fired. See Washington post article

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