CBS’ Nina Tassler Takes Final Swipe at Departing NBC Rival Silverman

Aug 4, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Asked Monday to comment on the departure of Ben Silverman from NBC Entertainment/Universal Media Studios, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler quipped that she couldn’t comment because, “I’m really just a d-girl,” Variety reports.

In an old Esquire interview, Silverman referred to his rivals, including Tassler, by the not-so-nice term for low-level development executives.

She said later that she’d be willing to buy projects from Silverman’s new joint venture with Barry Diller, “if they’re good.”

As for NBC’s new 10 p.m. Jay Leno strip, Tassler told the TV Critics Assn. that it will take time to get a read on the demos before it can be declared a success or failure.

–Elizabeth Jensen

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