April 9, 1995 |
Ted Harbert, the 39-year-old president of ABC Entertainment, is sitting in his Century City office on the verge of what many would consider a major career achievement. Next Sunday, when the so-called official 30-week TV season ends, ABC will be the No. 1 network in prime time for the first time in 16 years, thanks to such shows as "Home Improvement," "Grace Under Fire," "NYPD Blue," "Ellen" and "Roseanne." But a funny thing happened on the way to the television winner's circle.
May 8, 1988
Re: "Where Have All the Viewers Gone?": To Mr. Vice President of Programming at ABC, Ted Harbert: I know when I've had a good time. To Mr. ABC Entertainment President, Brandon Tartikoff: I am not confused. Long live Molly Dodd! SALLY R. PASKIN Rosemead
January 9, 1997
There is "no present plan" to replace ABC Entertainment Chairman Ted Harbert, network President David Westin told reporters at a Pasadena media conference on new TV shows Wednesday, a day after the 20-year ABC veteran tendered his resignation. Westin said the staff has already been revised substantially under entertainment President Jamie Tarses since she joined the division last summer. Industry speculation is that if Harbert isn't replaced, ABC will at least need to recruit a strong No.
April 18, 1988 |
Maddie and David may be back together, but "Moonlighting" fans won't be seeing them in 3-D this season because of the writers strike, ABC confirmed Friday. In conjunction with Coca-Cola, the network had planned to air a 3-D "Moonlighting" special during the May ratings sweeps, but the strike, which the show lampooned in an episode a few weeks ago, forced ABC to postpone the idea.
August 24, 1999 |
Continuing the push by television networks to supply more of their own programming, NBC has hired former ABC Entertainment chief Ted Harbert as president of its production arm, NBC Studios. Harbert--who has spent the last 2 1/2 years in a production deal at DreamWorks SKG working on the ABC comedy "It's Like, You Know . . . "--will oversee not only production of prime-time programs but also those made for late night, daytime and the youth market.
March 29, 1995 |
Roseanne has always given people something to talk about--most recently, her divorce from Tom Arnold, her Valentine's Day marriage to burly young bodyguard Ben Thomas and her artificial insemination. But there's one thing people haven't been talking much about these days: her TV show. Roseanne languished in bed much of this year with complications from in-vitro fertilization, reducing her presence--both on screen and behind the scenes--to a minimum.