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NBCUniversal TV Shake-Up: NBC’s Paul Telegdy Out, Frances Berwick to Oversee Networks

Three months after shaking up NBCUniversal's news division, CEO Jeff Shell and Mark Lazarus are making their anticipated shake-up within the company's TV unit. The conglomerate is shifting from a vertical reporting structure to what it dubs a horizontal one, with Frances Berwick now charged with leading a new Entertainment Business unit that gives the 30-year […]

NBC Insiders Say Entertainment Boss Fostered Toxic Culture, Under Investigation

Current and former employees allege that NBC Entertainment chairman Paul Telegdy engaged in racist, sexist and homophobic behavior: "It was par for the course."

NBC Boss on ‘America’s Got Talent’ Investigation: “We Will Put New Practices in Place, If That’s What’s Necessary”

A month and a half after his biggest reality franchise became embroiled in a very public debate over workplace culture and racial sensitivity, NBC boss Paul Telegdy faced questions about 'America’s Got Talent' on Saturday morning at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour.

Dwayne Johnson to Star in NBC Comedy ‘Young Rock’ Inspired by His Life

NBC has handed out a straight-to-series, 11-episode order for the Dwayne Johnson comedy 'Young Rock,' inspired by his life and featuring the mega-star.

Bonnie Hammer Trades Peacock for Studios Oversight

There's a massive game of executive musical chairs at NBCUniversal. Bonnie Hammer, who previously served as chairman of the streamer Peacock, is moving to oversee the company's newly combined studio efforts — Universal TV and Universal Content Productions — as those operations are centralized. Hammer will no longer have oversight of the direct-to-consumer streaming platform. Instead, Comcast's Matt Strauss will take on oversight of the forthcoming ad-supported platform. Hammer's new title will be chairman of NBCUniversal Content Studios, while Strauss will now serve as Peacock chairman.

NBC Execs Talk ‘The Office’ Netflix Fate, “Nuanced” New Streamer

Paul Telegdy and George Cheeks talk about their "nuanced" new streamer, giving Kelly Clarkson a talk show and the future of 'The Office.'

George Cheeks, Paul Telegdy to Run NBC Entertainment as Bob Greenblatt Officially Exits

George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy will replace Bob Greenblatt as NBC Entertainment chairman, effective immediately.

NBC Reality TV Head Talks Sky Bid, Fake News, ‘SNL’ and Amy Poehler

Paul Telegdy, president of NBC Entertainment’s Alternative and Reality Group, on Friday at the Edinburgh TV Festival discussed the importance of nurturing key talent, such as Amy Poehler; the possible Comcast deal for Sky; fake news; the secret sauce of NBC's shows; and how 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' put women's rights in the spotlight well before the emergence of the #MeToo movement.

NBC Reality Chief Paul Telegdy on the Arnold-Trump ‘Apprentice’ Feud, Nick Cannon and Netflix

THR's Reality Power Player of the Year — with TV's No. 1 unscripted brand and a busy new alternative studio — also opens up about what it would take for him to revive 'American Idol.'

NBC Promotes Trio in Alternative Department Restructuring

Jenny Groom and Shelby Shaftel add new repsonsiblities, while longtime NBC publicity exec Lesley Cerwin shifts to current programming.

NBC Orders Entrepreneur Competition Starring Tyra Banks

'Funded,' taking cues from 'The Voice' and 'Shark Tank,' is the first order from Universal's new in-house alternative studio.

NBC Reality Topper Paul Telegdy Reups, Expands Role With New Alternative Studio

Meredith Ahr also extends her contract, serving as president of the new in-house initiative that will supply unscripted fare to NBC and other outlets.