June 20, 2003 |
NBC said Thursday that it was hanging up a new shingle on its Burbank lot for two veteran network executives with signature style: Jamie Tarses and Karey Burke. The production deal allows Tarses -- who made headlines during a rocky tenure as ABC's entertainment chief from 1996 to 1999 -- to go into business with her longtime friend. It also provides a segue for Burke, who is stepping down next month in the wake of a management shake-up at NBC.
June 24, 1997 |
Seeking a way out of its ratings slump, ABC is appointing network veteran Stuart Bloomberg to the top position overseeing the network's beleaguered prime-time programming arm, sources said Monday. The move is a tacit recognition that ABC Entertainment President Jamie Tarses, 33, who came to the network one year ago today, wasn't entirely prepared for the top job and that the division needed more management depth to dig its way out of trouble.
July 24, 1997 |
ABC sought to shift the focus from ongoing management turmoil at the network to the challenge of rebuilding its weakened prime-time lineup, during a session between senior management and television critics in Pasadena Wednesday.
June 14, 1996
Jamie Tarses, a former senior NBC-TV development executive, is expected to begin serious negotiations with Walt Disney Co. this weekend about joining ABC Entertainment as president. Tarses, who until recently went by her married name Jamie McDermott, is officially released from her contract with NBC on Saturday. Sources say Ted Harbert, the current president, has been offered a new position as chairman of ABC Entertainment but may not accept the job.
August 10, 1996
Re: Kim Fleary's departure from ABC ("ABC Will Take New Risks, New Entertainment President Vows," Calendar, July 27, and "Briefly," Business, Aug. 3.) As a Latino, my family, children and friends still await the day when we can watch prime-time television that looks like America. Where ethnic homogeneity is not the rule of the day. Just when it looks like the networks are about to take one step forward we discover that they are all too often taking two steps back. Kim Fleary, ABC's vice president of comedy for years, and an African American, has been shown the door with the arrival of the Jamie Tarses regime.
February 9, 2011 |
Matthew Perry returns to series television Wednesday night as co-creator and star of the ABC single-camera sitcom "Mr. Sunshine. " For insurance, he has brought along producer Jamie Tarses, who helped develop "Friends," on which Perry starred for a generation, and Thomas Schlamme, who directed and produced Aaron Sorkin's "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," Perry's last-known television address. Not surprisingly, what they arrived at combines the extreme characters of a traditional wacky workplace comedy with the big-canvas naturalism of the Sorkin shows.