UPDATE: It’s happened.
After months of speculation, ABC chief Steve McPherson may finally be ready to reveal the details of his reorganized network-studio structure.
According to two people familiar with the situation, an announcement on who’s doing what at the newly merged ABC and ABC Studios is "imminent." A press release could come as soon as Thursday, the insiders said.
Both the Hollywood Reporter and Daily Variety have already published stories in recent weeks outlining the expected new shape of the company. Both publications have speculated that Suzanne Patmore-Gibbs is in line to serve as McPherson’s scripted development chief.
One word of caution: Media types have been predicting this announcement would come "any minute now" for a couple of months. It’s worth remembering that McPherson moonights as a vinter– and, like Paul Masson once said….
Well, let’s let Orson remind us:
Oh, and for anyone wondering why the headline on this post sounds somehow familiar, let’s get in the MoJoe Retromobile for this semi-classic campaign from 1981: