May 17, 2009

NEWSSTAND

ABC's McPherson: Comedy Hot. Nielsen … Not

ABC chief Steve McPherson had a busy weekend, greenlighting a dozen new and returning bubble shows in preparation for the fall.

The new issue of TelevisionWeek has my Q&A with McSteve. While he doesn't drop any bombshells, McPherson reveals just how happy he seems to be with this year's development roster, that he thinks ABC has its best comedy slate in years and how he thinks Jimmy Kimmel will fare against Conan O'Brien. He also takes a dig or two at Nielsen.

Read the full transcript here.

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