It’s Official: Lisa Berger Named ABC Head Of Alternative & Late-Night

By | Thursday September 26, 2013 @ 3:03pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

ABC has quickly filled the vacancy atop its unscripted department, closing a deal with former E! Entertainment president of entertainment programming Lisa Berger to replace John Saade, who exited on Friday. She will be holding the same title, EVP  Alternative Series, Specials and Late-Night, overseeing development and current programming in those three areas.

Related: ABC Head Of Reality John Saade Exits; Lisa Berger Eyed

At ABC, Berger will be charged with finding new reality hits; besides Shark Tank, the network’s only other successful unscripted franchises on the air — Dancing With The Stars and The Bachelor – are more than a decade old. None of the network’s reality efforts over the past couple of years have stuck though there have been modest successes like Secret Millionaire and The Taste. Read More »

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UPDATE: ABC’s Head Of Reality John Saade Exits; Lisa Berger Eyed As Replacement

By | Friday September 20, 2013 @ 10:39am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

UPDATE: ABC is not commenting, but former E! Entertainment president of entertainment programming Lisa Berger is being rumored as a leading candidate to succeed John Saade as head of alternative. Berger abruptly left E! in … Read More »

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