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  1. How NBC Passed on Jimmy Fallon's 'Lip Sync Battle' and Gave Spike a Hit Show

    5:00 am 4/8/2015

    The 'Tonight Show' host's home network passed on the pitch for the unscripted show, which has become a cable ratings smash.Read more

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  2. Reality Power: The Declining Clout of the Broadcast Unscripted Chief

    9:00 am 3/26/2015

    Big gambles (and big failures) have led to more turnover in the executive ranks, leaving posts vacant for months on end: "It isn't a thankless job; it's a tough job. … You've really got to knock it out of the park every single time."Read more

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  3. NBC Nabs New Fitness Competition From 'Biggest Loser' Creator (Exclusive)

    12:24 pm 3/12/2015

    Alternative chief Paul Telegdy describes the new series as "a show that [will] get people ready to be a contestant on 'American Ninja Warrior.' "Read more

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  4. 'The Voice': Paul Telegdy on Season 8 Tweaks, Pursuing Dream Coach Adele

    7:00 am 2/24/2015

    NBC's president of late-night and alternative programming talks with THR about why the singing competition is expanding the show's audience engagement.Read more

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  5. NBC Reality Chief Touts 'Voice' Longevity, Defends State of the Genre

    6:00 am 10/10/2014

    "It's gotten harder, and yes the failure rate has increased, but in that respect, we're probably just keeping company with the world of scripted"Read more

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  6. What's Behind the Broadcast Reality Exec Purge? (Analysis)

    5:00 am 9/25/2013

    ABC's John Saade is the third out of four unscripted chiefs out as the network franchises age and desperation sets in for a new "Duck Dynasty"-size hit.Read more

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  7. NBC's Paul Telegdy Preaches Patience on 'Million Second Quiz' Ratings, Tech Glitches

    5:08 pm 9/11/2013

    "The benefits to the company are a bit more than the rating," the network's president of alternative and late-night programming tells THR.Read more

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  8. NBC Chief Bob Greenblatt: 'There's Still Room for Improvement'

    11:16 am 7/27/2013

    Greenblatt was joined by execs Jennifer Salke and Paul Telegdy during the TCA press tour to discuss ratings, Emmys, late night and ongoing disappointment.Read more

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  9. NBC Prepping New Sketch Comedy Series (Exclusive)

    12:27 am 7/1/2013

    Former Comedy Central executive Lou Wallach is attached as an exec producer under his overall deal with Universal Television's Alternative Studio.Read more

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  10. NBC Reality Chief on Jay Leno Layoffs, Sharon Osbourne's Media War and 'American Idol's' Woes (Q&A)

    8:00 am 8/22/2012

    Paul Telegdy, who also oversees late night for the network, tells THR why he wouldn't put Britney Spears on "The Voice" and how "Idol" "will spend their way out of trouble.Read more

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