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Angela Bromstad and Paul Telegdy Meet The Press

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angela_bromstad_paul_telegdy.jpgAngela Bromstad, President of Primetime Entertainment, NBC and Universal Media Studios and Paul Telegdy, EVP, Alternative Programming and Production, NBC and Universal Medea Studios spoke to reporters at the Television Critics Assocation summer press tour in Pasadena on Wednesday and I think we got a pretty good idea of where NBC is headed. 

It's going to be quite a challenge for the duo to top Ben Silverman's amazing run as programming head (in which NBC solidified it's position as the #4 network).  Now Ben is off to try to bring down Barry Diller's media empire (maybe that wouldn't be the end of the world).

The main take-away from Wednesday's meeting with the press was Ms. Bromstad and Mr. Telegdy's commitment to quality.  They...ahem... definitely seemed to be on the same page.

angela_bromstad_2.jpgpaul_telegdy.jpgAngela Bromstad:  "Our goal is to bring back high-quality, sophisticated dramas and comedy and a  brand of alternative that falls into that."

Paul Telegdy:  "[Paula Abdul] is an exceptional piece of talent... as a viewer, I'd miss her on the show [American Idol]."  In regards to possibly pursuing her for a show on NBC... "I wouldn't rule anything out."

paula_abdul.jpgPaula Abdul (from 2007):  "I don't understand how this man [some radio host] can call me a whining bitch.  I've never in my life been called a whining bitch and a loser."

I think if NBC could somehow get Paula Abdul in her own show saying things like the above, it would be amazing and a perfect fit for the new commitment to quality.  Hey, maybe they could even get that guy Screech from Saved By The Bell (the one that had to have a garage sale in Kansas to try to save his house).  That would really put NBC on the road to  recovery.

Another approach may be just to expand Jay Leno to three hours every night (sort of like Sabado Gigante on Univision).

jill_kennedy_small.jpgJill Kennedy - OnMedea

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Fred T. said:

What do you expect? Reality shows about Nobel Prize winners? Hey, that's not a bad idea.

Hollywood Producer said:

Leno will do fine. I think what you'll find is that their earnings will be slightly better and that will justify becoming a lower grade network. Soon, no joke, the Sabado Gigante model will apply to other broadcasters until they are forced to lower programming and essentially become cable channels.

Family Guy said:

I'm shocked. How dare you assume that Paula Abdul's name doesn't mean 'quality.' FOR SHAME, JILL KENNEDY!

About Jill Kennedy

Jill Kennedy - Blogger - OnMedea Jill Kennedy is an Ivy League MBA / refugee from Lehman Brothers.

Manka Bros. (and the Manka Business Channel) hired her (for a very low sum) to cover the world of media (not the world of Medea) in her own words without corporate interference.

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