NBC Relapses on Ben Silverman


It's only been about a year and a half since Ben Silverman left NBC, after an amusingly botched stint at running its programming. But the network is already trusting him again: Via Silverman's new company, Electus, NBC has acquired Fashion Star, a salt-of-the-earth Project Runway in which designers make stuff like bathing suits or jeans, to be hosted by Elle MacPherson. How the hell did this happen? “I have great relationships in general at the network," explains Silverman, "almost stronger than when I worked there.” [MediaDecoder/NYT via Deadline]