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Sunday, August 4, 2013

With only one night a week of 'Dancing With the Stars' next season, ABC adding

With only one night a week of BEVERLY HILLS — Cutting the popular “Dancing With the Stars” from two nights to just Mondays this fall will make it “more of an event,” ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee said Sunday. That move also enables to the network to introduce a pair of more
New York Daily News ( 8/4/2013 10:05:31 PM -08:00 )

ABC teases 'Revenge,' 'Nashville' changes
ABC's entertainment president Paul Lee tends to keep his cards close to his vest during media interviews. But critics grilling the executive at ABC's press tour session in Beverly Hills on Sunday still got a few nuggets about his returning shows: – Nashville: more
Entertainment Weekly ( 8/4/2013 4:22:40 PM -08:00 )

'Revenge' Season 2 'Stumbled'; Season 3 Will Be 'Less Complicated'
"Revenge" was once one of TV critics' and audiences' favorite guilty pleasures. But Season 2 of the ABC primetime soap took a turn -- as did the ratings, in the southern direction -- and the network's president Paul Lee admits the show had some problems. more
Huffington Post ( 8/4/2013 3:34:20 PM -08:00 )

'Grey's Anatomy' Isn't Ending Anytime Soon; ABC Exec Sees Show Continuing
Relax, "Grey's Anatomy" fans -- the ABC medical drama isn't going anywhere. "We would like to see it on our network for many years," ABC president Paul Lee said at the Television Critics Association Summer 2013 press tour on Sunday. "Grey's Anatomy" more
Huffington Post ( 8/4/2013 1:50:29 PM -08:00 )

News: ABC: The End of Grey's Anatomy, Shark Tank Week and a Revamped
When will Grey's Anatomy end? Although ABC Entertainment president Paul Lee stopped short of confirming that this season will be the show's last at the Television Critics Association fall previews Sunday, he did say that creator Shonda Rhimes is "planning more
Seattle Post Intelligencer ( 8/4/2013 1:50:13 PM -08:00 )

ABC dramas take long breaks
Lengthy absences frustrate viewers but avoid need for repeats. Kerry Washington earned an Emmy nomination for 'Scandal.' Here, she attends the 3rd annual Celebrate Sundance Institute Los Angeles benefit at The Lot on June 5, 2013 in West Hollywood. more
USA TODAY ( 8/4/2013 1:48:54 PM -08:00 )

ABC Chief Paul Lee looks to broaden base with 'SHIELD'
Coming off a disappointing TV season, ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee is ratcheting up his "four quadrant" plan to boost the network's fortunes. In ABC lingo, that means fielding prime-time shows that appeal to women and men, young and old. more
Los Angeles Times ( 8/4/2013 12:34:21 PM -08:00 )

TCA Press Tour: ABC's 'Shark Tank Week' to make a September splash
The sharks have really taken over. Taking a playful cue from Discovery's favorite event-viewing "Shark Week," ABC has announced it has commissioned "Shark Tank Week." The network will air a week's worth of episodes of its hit business-skewed reality more
Los Angeles Times ( 8/4/2013 12:21:45 PM -08:00 )

'Happy Endings' Never Found Its 'Sea Legs,' ABC's Paul Lee Says
"Happy Endings" is officially canceled, but ABC is still getting heat for it. At his executive session, ABC president Paul Lee discussed the series and the struggles it had on the network. "Happy Endings" got its highest ratings airing after "Modern Family," and more
Huffington Post ( 8/4/2013 12:18:05 PM -08:00 )

ABC Boss on Grey's Future, Revenge's Stumble and Downsizing Dancing With
ABC Boss on GreyWhile promoting his documentary series Racing LeMans, Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey had many choice words about working on the ABC hit series for almost a decade—words like "exhausting." So when ABC president Paul Lee took the stage at more
E! Online ( 8/4/2013 10:45:06 AM -08:00 )

Grey's Anatomy: ABC Series Not Ending Soon
greys anatomy ending? Fans of ABC's long-running Grey's Anatomy don't have to worry about the long-running medical drama ending anytime soon. At the TCA Summer Press Tour, ABC's entertainment president, Paul Lee noted that season 11 is not more
TV Series Finale ( 8/5/2013 3:50:10 AM -08:00 )

ABC Entertainment Chief Wants More Marvel, 'Grey's Anatomy'
At TCA's executive session, Paul Lee also defended the finale of "Nashville," welcomed Netflix competition and took a shot at Fox's Kevin Reilly and NBC's Bob Greenblatt. Paul Lee - H 2013. ABC. Paul Lee. ABC Entertainment Group president Paul Lee more
Hollywood Reporter ( 8/5/2013 3:38:39 AM -08:00 )

TCA: ABC's Paul Lee Talks 'Happy Endings' Cancellation, Broadening Demos
ABC Entertainment prez Paul Lee, the only exec to wield a foreign accent during his exec session at summer TCA, remarked that when he returned to the country after a trip recently, he found the quality of American television to be “sobering.” “I think we don't more
Variety ( 8/4/2013 11:30:18 PM -08:00 )

ABC Formalizes Split-Season Lineup
“Grey's Anatomy,” “Nashville,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Revenge” and “Scandal” will receive the split-run treatment. MIDSEASON OFFERINGS: "Scandal". Danny Feld/ABC. "Scandal". ABC on Sunday further clarified which of its programming would be broken up more
Hollywood Reporter ( 8/4/2013 6:26:05 PM -08:00 )

ABC Executive Session with TCA
Beverly Hills, CA (Hollywood Today) 8/4/13- “Swinging for the fences is what we're in the business to do,” said Paul Lee today during the Summer TCA press tour. If Paul Lee's executive session with the TCA seemed more a victory lap than industry Q&A., more
Hollywood Today Newsmagazine ( 8/4/2013 6:12:09 PM -08:00 )

ABC President Hopes for "Many Years" of Grey's Anatomy," Reveals Midseason
ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee took to the Television Critics Association stage in Beverly Hills this morning, teasing a few significant plans for a few major shows and also releasing a handful of key air dates. GREY'S ANATOMY, Lee said, likely isn't more
TV Fanatic ( 8/4/2013 5:00:02 PM -08:00 )

ABC at the TCA press tour: Paul Lee announces Shark Tank Week... and almost
ABC at the TCA press tour: Paul Lee announces Shark Tank Week... and almostEarly on in his executive session at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee made the big announcement all TV fans have been waiting for for ages, the biggest news to come out of any network in more
A.V. Club ( 8/4/2013 2:36:18 PM -08:00 )

ABC Ends Season With Some Gains, Focus On Event Programming
LOS ANGELES -- Like other networks, ABC witnessed another difficult broadcast season with audiences slipping away from broadcast networks, heading to other TV-video platforms. But the network scored some improvements. Paul Lee, president of ABC more
MediaPost Communications ( 8/4/2013 2:20:05 PM -08:00 )

ABC's 'Scandal' season 3 joins 'Revenge,' 'Once Upon a Time' with split season
More scoop - If there is one prevailing message to take away from ABC's presentation today at the Television Critics Association summer press tour today, it is this: Repeats are bad. Very bad. Rather than confuse people with bizarre schedule moves, they are more ( 8/4/2013 11:42:48 AM -08:00 )

TCA: With 'SHIELD,' ABC Expands Beyond One-Word Dramas for Women
ABC has become the most popular network among women 18-49 with a series of juicy dramas with one-word titles like "Scandal," "Revenge," and "Nashville." Sometimes even entertainment president Paul Lee has trouble keeping them straight. "If I said more
TheWrap ( 8/4/2013 11:41:03 AM -08:00 )