March 6, 1991 |
They Come, They Go: "Sunday Best," NBC's hour experiment in week-in-review programming, is history, and producer Garth Ancier and his "Sunday Best" creative team are being reassigned to develop another program. "Super Bloopers and New Practical Jokes" will occupy the 7 p.m. Sunday time slot for the rest of the season. In another programming shift, the network plans to replace "Wings" with the sitcom "Seinfeld" on Thursday night at 9:30 p.m.
October 26, 1990 |
Garth Ancier, president of network television production at Walt Disney Co., resigned suddenly after he clashed with senior management over what he called "autonomy issues." Ancier, 33, was only 18 months into a five-year contract at Disney. He became widely known as the first programming head at Fox Broadcasting Co. when it started in 1986. Rich Frank, president of Walt Disney Studios, said Ancier had "done a terrific job in building up the TV operation here."
February 14, 2007 |
Veteran television executive Garth Ancier, who has run the entertainment divisions of three different networks, recast himself Tuesday as president of BBC Worldwide America. Ancier has been charged with expanding the reach and ratings of British Broadcasting Corp.'s U.S.-based cable channels including BBC America, adapting the broadcaster's successful shows for U.S. networks and overseeing the growth of its Internet presence in the U.S.
October 25, 1990 |
Garth Ancier, hired by the Walt Disney Co. 1 1/2 years ago to strengthen Disney's hand in television, resigned as head of network productions amid reports of a power struggle. He leaves behind an expanded but still far from booming network television division at Disney, which, for all its success in the movie business, has produced one TV flop after another. Neither Ancier nor Disney would comment Wednesday on his reason for leaving. No replacement was named.
October 29, 2007
Garth Ancier, president, BBC Worldwide America. In 1988, Ancier was the first programming president of then-fledging Fox network, and the prospect of a sustained strike was a daunting one. "It was a time when the other networks and even Fox were so dependent on scripted programming," said Ancier. "Our feeling was that it would slow our growth down. It was already a very difficult time for the network." No "American Idol," no "Survivor" -- reality TV was in its infancy.
March 30, 1989 |
In his new position as president of network television for Walt Disney Studios, Garth Ancier, former programming chief for Fox Broadcasting Co., said Wednesday that he will be returning to the thing he likes best: developing shows for the mainstream network audience.