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  1. Inside the ABC Shake-Up: New Chiefs Reveal Backstory, Hint at Future Plans

    5:00 am 2/22/2016

    The fourth-place network "can do a lot better," says Ben Sherwood as he and Channing Dungey talk strategy, THR analyzes the reasons for Paul Lee's ouster and top producers offer insight on the Big Four's first black leader: "Nobody is surprised that Channing eventually got the job.”Read more

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  2. Paul Lee's Hits and Misses During His 6-Year ABC Tenure

    1:04 pm 2/17/2016

    From his ahead-of-the-curve diversity push and Shondaland's TGIT block to critically panned comedies like 'Work It' and 'Neighbors,' THR takes a look at the exec's big hits and those that failed to connect.Read more

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  3. ABC Chief Paul Lee Forced Out, Channing Dungey Named Entertainment President

    11:03 am 2/17/2016

    Dungey becomes the first female African-American to run a broadcast network. Read more

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  4. ABC Chief Addresses 'The Bachelor's' Race Problem

    2:58 pm 1/9/2016

    "We're doing a whole lot of tweaks," says Paul Lee. "I'd be very surprised if 'The Bachelorette' in the summer isn't diverse."Read more

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  5. ABC Chief on 'Muppets' Troubles, 'Wicked City's' Demise and the Future of 'Quantico'

    1:14 pm 1/9/2016

    Paul Lee also addressed the potential confusion between his 'American Crime' and FX's 'American Crime Story.'Read more

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  6. Netflix's Ted Sarandos Challenges "Too Much TV" Thinking

    2:11 pm 10/15/2015

    "There's no such thing as 'too much TV,' unless we're all spending more and not watching more. That's not the case." Read more

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  7. ABC Boss Defends Patrick Dempsey's 'Grey's Anatomy' Departure

    11:03 am 8/4/2015

    Paul Lee tells reporters at TCA that it was "great" to see the show "so relevant" and expects it to go on for years to come.Read more

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  8. TV Upfronts: 5 Takeaways From ABC's Justified Pat on the Back

    1:11 pm 5/12/2015

    Ben Sherwood makes his debut as Disney-ABC Television Group topper, Paul Lee shows off new and returning fare, and everybody praises Shonda Rhimes.Read more

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  9. TV Upfronts: ABC Entertainment Chief on 'Grey's Anatomy's' Future, 'SHIELD' Spinoff, More

    9:06 am 5/12/2015

    Ahead of his pitch to ad buyers, Paul Lee spoke to the press about 'American Crime's' planned reset and the "firecracker" that is 'Fresh Off the Boat's Eddie Huang.Read more

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  10. From NBC's "Weakness" to ABC's "Bizarre" Loyalty to Marvel Shows: Two Anonymous Agents Dish on the Networks

    5:00 am 5/11/2015

    A pair of top dealmakers give their brutally honest opinions on the state of broadcast TV.Read more

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