WarnerMedia Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt will take part in a keynote conversation Sunday, April 19, at the Wynn Las Vegas during the 2020 NAB Show Executive Leadership Summit.
Former NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt will run the company’s marquee HBO property as well as Turner cable networks TNT, TBS and truTV, among other properties that were previously run separately.
Before accepting NATPE’s Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award, Greenblatt talks about his impact at the network, his memories of Tartikoff and the upcoming live TV musical Hair.
Byron Allen, Mara Brock Akil, Robert Greenblatt, Rita Moreno, Betty White and Henry Winkler will be feted at an awards gala set to take place during NATPE Miami 2019 on Jan. 23.
It’s official: Bob Greenblatt’s tenure as NBC Entertainment has come to an end. NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke, in a memo to staff Monday morning, officially announced that George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy would take over for Greenblatt and serve as co-chairmen of NBC Entertainment.
NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt is in negotiations to leave NBC after almost eight years. Talks are still ongoing, with a resolution expected as early as this weekend. Reps for the network declined comment.
That’s according to Bob Greenblatt. But a Friends or Seinfeld revival will never happen, the NBC Entertainment chairman said Wednesday at THR’s Power Lawyers breakfast, during which he noted the network is toying with direct-to-consumer content.
Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt is near a deal to renew his contract with NBC, extending his tenure as the network’s top programming executive. “I’m going to be around for a long time,” Greenblatt said Thursday.
When he arrived at NBC in early 2011, Robert Greenblatt knew he was inheriting a fourth-place network in dire straits. But the former Showtime president wasn’t fully prepared for what awaited him. “It was worse than I thought it was going to be — and I expected it to be bad,” recalls Greenblatt. Over the next three years, Greenblatt turned around the network from worst in the adults 18-49 demo to first by overhauling every division and methodically rebuilding the lineup, piece by piece.
The NBC Entertainment chairman will be the keynote speaker in a Super Session on “Success in a Digital Age” on April 25 in Las Vegas.
The long-running NBC daytime soap was rumored to be on the chopping block earlier this month after the network signed Fox News alum Megyn Kelly and offered her a daytime news program. But on Wednesday, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt cautioned soap fans that the fate of Days hasn’t been settled yet.
NBC won the last two seasons in the adults 18-49 demo, but during last May’s upfronts, CBS all but guaranteed it would snatch the demo crown away this season. Instead, NBC held a commanding lead through February. Thanks to the Super Bowl, CBS has pulled ahead, just barely — averaging 2.5 to NBC’s 2.4 — leaving NBC in a strong position to three-peat with three months to retake the lead. NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt looks back on the successful season run that not even he saw coming.
NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt had a hit last year with The Sound of Music Live and he’s hoping for a repeat with Thursday’s Peter Pan Live. Greenblatt talks about last year’s big gamble, why it ended up being so successful, his other plans for live TV and which musicals he is — and isn’t — considering putting on the air going forward.
There persists a distinct gap in the quality of dramatic series on premium cable and the broadcast networks. So, I took an opportunity to ask NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt why. The one-time HBO producer and Showtime programmer said it has little to do with the FCC. It comes down to programming for the critics and elite niche audiences or the folks back home in Illinois and Indiana.
Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, says he wants to produce a “live movie” based on Aaron Sorkin’s A Few Good Men. “It’s no longer enough just to put on a good show that people want to watch,” he told the audience at the LiveTV:LA conference. “They have to be compelled to watch it. The best way to get people to feel compelled to come that night is to make it an event.”
The dinner meeting comes amid a flurry of news related to the network’s timetable for replacing the latenight host with Jimmy Fallon.
NBC has aggressively denied recent reports that it plans to replace Jay Leno soon as host of The Tonight Show, but the network’s top entertainment executive, Robert Greenblatt, recently stirred up a bit of a feud with the latenight star over jokes about the network. Three executives close to the situation report that Greenblatt took offense to monologue jokes Leno made in the wake of news stories about NBC’s ratings struggles and how the network had fallen into fifth place in the February sweeps — behind Spanish-language Univision.
NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt was honest about the network’s continued viewership doldrums. “We had a really bad fall — which I kind of expected,” he says, speaking at the Television Critics Association meeting today. The good news is that new owners, Comcast Corp., are in it for the long haul, he says. They are investing in programming and have patience. “Next week, we are going to pick up a slew of pilots,” he said.
Adam Stotsky will leave the Peacock network as Robert Greenblatt continues to bring in former Showtime executives.
The Peacock’s entertainment chief has signed overall deals with a slew of A-list comedy writers and producers including Greg Daniels, Gary Sanchez and Sean Hayes.
NBC’s new programming chief, Chairman Robert Greenblatt, says he “would like to revive the brand that used to exist, which is innovative, fresh, bold, original, upscale and groundbreaking at times.”
It’s not clear whether any mortal can save NBC, but if anyone has a shot it might be Robert Greenblatt, who will oversee entertainment programming once NBC Universal’s merger with Comcast in completed.