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Paul Telegdy Upped at NBC

Paul Telegdy Executive Portrait - P 2011

In the wake of the success of 'The Voice,' the unscripted chief adds late-night to his portfolio, replacing 31-year veteran Rick Ludwin.

Paul Telegdy has been upped to the newly created position of President of alternative and late-night programming at NBC.

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The promotion puts late-night in Teledgy's portfolio and follows on the heels of the breakout success of singing competition The Voice, which he shepherded as head of unscripted at NBC.

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"Paul is an exemplary executive who has tremendous creative vision in the area of unscripted programming which makes him perfect for this expanded role,” NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement. “I know he will bring his uniquely inventive eye to our venerable late-night institutions and I’m personally pleased that he is extending his relationship with NBC as we seek to build the best team of top executives possible.”

At late night, Telegdy replaces Rick Ludwin, a 31-year NBC veteran who has held various programming posts at the network. Ludwin will become a consultant at NBC.

"I couldn't have asked for or imagined a more rewarding job than the one I've had at NBC,” said Ludwin in a statement. “To have been a part of TV history with Seinfeld, our late night franchises, Saturday Night Live and with all our producers, writers and talent has been unbelievable."

It is the latest in a string of executive moves for Greenblatt, who took over as entertainment chairman last January at the completion of the NBCUni-Comcast merger. Earlier this week, Greenblatt announced the renaming of in-house studio -- which has a new topper in Bela Bajaria -- to Universal Television.