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NBC’s Executive Exodus: Is Marketing Chief Stotsky Next?

Less than a week after longtime NBC scheduling chief Mitch Metcalf left the network, more exec changes could be in the works at the Peacock. Vulture hears NBC marketing head Adam Stotsky may not survive Bob Greenblatt's makeover of the network. There's no indication that Greenblatt has told Stotsky his time's up, but since Vulture broke the news of Metcalf's exit last week, NBC and industry insiders have gone into overdrive trying to figure out Greenblatt's next executive moves. The most recent speculation in industry circles: Greenblatt wants his ex-Showtime marketing colleague Len Fogge to join him at NBC. Greenblatt's exit agreement from Showtime prohibits him from poaching talent from his ex-home, but only until sometime later this year. Once that restriction expires, Fogge — who helped Greenblatt sell Showtime staples such as Californication and Nurse Jackie — would be fair game.

It's always possible Stotsky and Fogge could co-exist, or that Stotsky could go to work elsewhere in the NBC Universal empire, though it's unlikely Fogge would report to Stotsky or vice versa. Stotsky isn't the only Peacock suit whose future is in doubt: For months, industry sources have assumed that Peacock drama and comedy heads Laura Lancaster and Jeff Ingold will eventually be among the walking dead at the network. Stotsky didn't respond to requests for comment, while NBC PR couldn't immediately be reached.

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