So the idiots at Disney have decided to let Steve McPherson “resign”. (As an aside, my great friend Bob Iger is NOT included as one of the “idiots”. Bob, with whom I just had a truly bizarre week with at Herb Allen’s Sun Valley Retreat, is great.)
If I may just say – WHAT THE FUCK ARE THEY THINKING?!!
I personally feel that Stevie Mac (as I remember him when he was a Manka Bros. intern right out of Pierce College in Woodland Hills) is one of the great network programmers in history and believe that ABC is fucked because he is leaving.
However, this disgraceful negative can easily turn into a Manka Bros. positive.
Because of our mutual disrespect of Ben Silverman and everything he represents (please read the Manka Bros. Business blogger Jill Kennedy for more details), I would like to offer Steve McPherson the job of running the Manka Bros. Television Group (including the hopelessly lost MBS Television Network).
We currently have a President of the Television Group, Jay McBee, but he really sucks and only has his job because he won a random draw nationwide competition based on a code found underneath a Pepsi cap. Before winning, he worked at a Radio Shack in Sioux City, IA. In the TV business, that is almost always enough of a qualification. However, based on the recent announcement of our 2010/2011 fall schedule, I believe it’s time for a change.
So, Stevie Mac – please call my assistant, Vicky Adler-Modry, and set up an appointment so we can talk.
Thanks for your acceptance in advance.