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Jeff Zucker

  1. A Lost Script from the Files of the ‘Police Squad!’Airplane! The Naked Gun. Kentucky Fried Movie. When it comes to the classics of modern comedy, Zucker, Abrahams & Zucker were kings. After […]
  2. pitches
    Donald Trump Once Pitched a TV Show That Would Be Like Dynasty, But About ModelsThe Tower would be about models living in a skyscraper.
  3. CNN Wants to Snag Jay Leno After ‘The Tonight Show’Longtime late night host Jay Leno is embarking on the homestretch of his NBC contract, and he’s already being courted by several outlets […]
  4. Jeff Zucker Wants to Make His Own ‘Daily Show’ for CNNOusted NBC President Jeff Zucker was named the President of CNN Worldwide last month, and today, news comes in that Zucker is trying to develop […]
  5. reality check
    Before You Mock the Idea of Jeff Zucker Running CNN …Remember that before driving NBC’s prime time into the ground, he was a news wunderkind.
  6. sunrise sunset
    Jeff Zucker’s Kid Couldn’t Get Kanye West for His Bar MitzvahSo he got Drake instead.
  7. your tv ratings explained
    Grammys Boost CBS, Things Go From Bad to Worse at NBC’Harry’s Law’ is a smash hit!
  8. tears
    Jeff Zucker Is Sad“Yesterday was the latest breakdown. Last week, he actually closed his office door and cried.”
  9. notable quotables
    The Best Quotes From Behind-the-Scenes of the Conan-Leno War“I just think Jay’s going to hurt me in some way.” —Conan.
  10. breaking
    Steve Burke Taking Over for Jeff Zucker at NBC“Steve is true showbiz royalty by blood.”
  11. jeff zucker
    Jeff Zucker ‘Would Think About Running for Office Someday’Or, just maybe, jumping to an NBC competitor.
  12. Comedians Use Twitter to Piss on Zucker’s Grave .bbpBox25427869762 {background:url(http://a3.twimg.com/profile_background_images/2527947/mushroom_cloud.jpg) #9ae4e8;padding:20px;} […]
  13. the industry
    Hollywood Gloats Over Zucker’s Exit“About to board a plane, otherwise I’d throw a party,” one top TV show-runner e-mailed Vulture.
  14. the industry
    Jeff Zucker Out at NBCWell, that took long enough.
  15. party chat
    Zucker Cool With Horses and NBC JokesZucker: ‘That’s a big horse.’
  16. golden parachutes
    Zucker May Get Paid $30m to Leave NBC a MessBut at least he’s leaving.
  17. party chat
    Jeff Zucker ‘Happy This Ended So Well for Conan’“I think it’s is a wonderful opportunity for Conan. He’s a great star who had a long and terrific run at NBC.”
  18. late shifting
    Jay Leno’s Depressing Return to the Tonight ShowBut hey, Betty White!
  19. zuckered
    Comcast CEO Has No Plans to Move NBC to Cable (for Now)It also appears that Jeff Zucker’s job is safe (for now).
  20. deals
    Mr. Zucker Goes to WashingtonNBC CEO to kick it with the Senate Judiciary Committee’s anti-trust panel.
  21. last night on late night
    Last Night on Late Night: Norm Macdonald Kicks Conan When He’s DownPlus, Stephen Colbert wins a gold medal in NBC bashing on our regular late-night roundup.
  22. late shifting
    CGI Conan Battles CGI JayThis couldn’t possibly be more amazing.
  23. late shifting
    Jeff Zucker: I’ve Received Death ThreatsBut everything’s fine at NBC.
  24. late shifting
    NBC and Conan Near Deal to Pay Him $40 Million and Prevent Him From Being MeanNot bad for seven months’ work.
  25. late shifting
    How Team Coco Channels Our Recession AngerThe NBC versus Conan drama has become an allegory for the financial crisis and the populist revolt that followed it.
  26. late shifting
    Conan’s NBC Settlement Expected Soon, but the Battle of the Jokes Rages OnConan and Jay didn’t take last night off from the Late Night wars.
  27. late shifting
    Conan Still Fighting for Tonight Show?Nikki Finke says Conan’s reps are still lobbying Jeff Zucker to let O’Brien remain the host of the ‘Tonight Show’ at 11:30.
  28. late shifting
    Will NBC Cut Conan Loose Today?NBC is so over all this crappy PR.
  29. last night on late night
    Last Night on Late Night: Conan Puts the Show on CraigslistAlso, Stewart finally talks NBC on our regular late-night roundup.
  30. late shifting
    Jeff Zucker Says He’ll ‘Ice’ ConanZucker says he’ll try to keep Conan off of a rival network for three-and-a-half years.
  31. last night on late night
    Last Night on Late Night: Jeff Zucker Becomes Punching BagPlus, Ricky Gervais worries about Conan’s lack of “discernible skills” on our regular late-night roundup.
  32. honchos
    Jeff Zucker Signs a New Contract With NBCUJay Leno is thrilled.
  33. shake-ups
    With NBC’s Sale on the Horizon, Should Jeff Zucker Be Polishing Up His Résumé?He doesn’t have much to worry about, but it never hurts to keep one’s C.V. current.
  34. honchos
    Zucker Will Remain Head of New NBCSeems like a sound business decision!
  35. scrumtrillescent
    NBC/Universal Continues to Sully the Inside the Actors Studio Brand in the Name of SynergyAnd the Oscar will never go to … Bon Jovi!
  36. talkshowpocalypse
    Sons of Anarchy Creator Blasts the ‘Last-Place Buffoons’ at NBCSays Kurt Sutter: “Let’s back off Jay and beat the right piñata.”
  37. talkshowpocalypse
    Jay’s Move to Prime Time: Disaster or Calamity?We’re going with calamity.
  38. jeff zucker
    Comcast ‘Leaning Toward’ Keeping Jeff Zucker if They Buy NBCBen Silverman, Leno at 10pm and the death of ‘Southland’ notwithstanding.
  39. eviscerations
    After Three Weeks On Air, The Jay Leno Show Doesn’t Appear to Be Getting Any Better“The forensic evidence so far indicates that a kind of death is taking place before our eyes; the only question is whether what we’re witnessing is an accident or a crime scene.”
  40. silvermania
    Ben Silverman: 23 Percent More Successful Than Jeff Gaspin!Bring back Silverman! Bring back Silverman!
  41. ratingspocalypse
    Conan O’Brien Continues to Hemorrhage Viewers of All AgesPeople are turning away from the ‘Tonight Show’ in droves.
  42. party chat
    Jeff Zucker: NBC Not Blocking Leno’s GuestsZucker on Nikki Finke: “I don’t know who that is.”
  43. talkshowpocalypse
    So How Bad Will Jay Leno’s Guests Be?NBC has demanded he “back off booking A-list celebrities because it would encroach on Conan’s turf.”
  44. dhd comedy jam
    What Do You Get If Jeff Zucker Marries Courteney Cox?Ask Nikki Finke.
  45. programming
    America, You Have No Idea How Close We Came to Seeing Jay Leno Every Night at 8 P.M.Too close!
  46. ben silverman
    Let History Be the Judge of Ben Silverman, Says Ben Silverman“I’d like to think time will tell, because you can’t really judge your programming skills in a strike-shortened, 18-month period.”
  47. scapegoats
    Will Angela Bromstad Save NBC or Become Another One of Ben Silverman’s Scapegoats?We’ll soon find out!
  48. jay leno
    Jay Leno to Stay at NBC in All-New Time Slot — Right Before Conan!Leno will remain with NBC on his own nightly 10 p.m. talk show when he cedes his 11:30 slot and the ‘Tonight Show’ to O’Brien next summer.
  49. ben silverman
    NBC May Scale Back the Number of Hours It Airs Its Poorly Rated ShowsIn a hilarious, semi-related story, Ben Silverman went skiing yesterday.
  50. drama
    Ben Silverman Deflated As Knight Rider Runs Out of GasAnother one of the NBC Entertainment co-chairman’s babies is being euthanized.
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