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August 5, 1990 | JOHN LIPPMAN
A black-and-white photograph of Fred Savage and Danica McKellar, the teen-age stars of "The Wonder Years," hangs on a wall behind Ted Harbert's circular desk. Harbert, the fast-talking, 35-year-old executive vice president of ABC Entertainment, explains why Savage and McKellar deserve space alongside pictures of his wife and 1-year-old daughter, Emily. He turns to Savage's Boy Scout visage.
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November 13, 2010 | By Meg James, Los Angeles Times
Comcast Corp.'s Steve Burke is putting the finishing touches on his management team to take over NBC Universal and has tapped two veteran programmers ? Robert Greenblatt and Ted Harbert ? to lead the troubled NBC broadcast network. Greenblatt, 50, the recently departed head of programming at Showtime, is credited with turning around the perennial also-ran by using a gallery of morally twisted characters in shows such as "Weeds" and "Dexter. " He left the premium channel in July when his contract ended.
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April 9, 1995 | Rick Du Brow, Rick Du Brow is The Times' television writer. and
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.
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July 1, 2004 | Sallie Hofmeister, Times Staff Writer
Striving to calm internal strife at E! and improve the entertainment channel's relations within the Hollywood community, Comcast Corp. is expected to name television veteran Ted Harbert as the new head of E! Networks as early as today, according to sources close to the situation. Harbert, a television producer and former chairman and president of ABC Entertainment, would replace Mindy Herman. She was ousted as chief executive of E!
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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
BUSINESS
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.
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April 18, 1988 | DEBORAH CAULFIELD and STEVE WEINSTEIN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
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.
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August 24, 1999 | BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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March 29, 1995 | DANIEL HOWARD CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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February 19, 1997 | BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A few days after officially concluding his 20-year tenure at ABC, former entertainment chairman Ted Harbert is entering into a production deal with DreamWorks SKG.
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August 24, 1999 | BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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February 19, 1997 | BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A few days after officially concluding his 20-year tenure at ABC, former entertainment chairman Ted Harbert is entering into a production deal with DreamWorks SKG.
BUSINESS
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.
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January 8, 1997 | BRIAN LOWRY and SALLIE HOFMEISTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
ABC Entertainment Chairman Ted Harbert resigned Tuesday, ending 20 years at the network where he had spent his entire career. The resignation is the most significant executive shift at the network since it was acquired by Walt Disney Co. in February. It leaves in charge a relatively inexperienced network head, Jamie Tarses, 32, who became president of ABC Entertainment last summer amid a slide in prime-time ratings.
BUSINESS
June 21, 1996 | BRIAN LOWRY
ABC began a new chapter in one of the television industry's most-watched executive sagas Thursday, announcing the appointment of 32-year-old Jamie Tarses as president of its entertainment division. Tarses, a former top NBC executive, becomes the first woman ever to hold that position at one of the major networks, overseeing all of ABC's prime-time programming. After lengthy negotiations, ABC also kept current programming chief Ted Harbert, who was promoted to chairman of ABC Entertainment.
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February 16, 1996 | SALLIE HOFMEISTER
Let's set the record straight about who passed up the hot TV show "3rd Rock From the Sun" and why. ABC failed to lock up the comedy about aliens come to Earth when it had the exclusive chance last spring. And it ultimately lost the series to NBC because of a guaranteed time slot that tied its hands to a show called "Champs," which turned out to be a dud, from its partner DreamWorks SKG. How the show landed on NBC's Tuesday night schedule has been a heated topic in Hollywood for several weeks.
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December 15, 1992 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ted Harbert, the ABC executive credited with putting the hit television series "America's Funniest Home Videos" on the air, has been named the network's chief programmer. Harbert succeeds Robert Iger, who last month was promoted to president of the ABC Television Network Group, overseeing the entertainment, news and sports divisions. The appointment elevates Harbert, 37, to the senior ranks of TV executives in Hollywood.
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January 8, 1997 | BRIAN LOWRY and SALLIE HOFMEISTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
ABC Entertainment Chairman Ted Harbert resigned Tuesday, ending 20 years at the network where he had spent his entire career. The resignation is the most significant executive shift at the network since it was acquired by Walt Disney Co. in February. It leaves in charge a relatively inexperienced network head, Jamie Tarses, 32, who became president of ABC Entertainment last summer amid a slide in prime-time ratings.
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April 9, 1995 | Rick Du Brow, Rick Du Brow is The Times' television writer. and
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 1995 | DANIEL HOWARD CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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