“CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller will take a leave of absence from the network after suffering a mild heart attack,” reports our friend Daniel Holloway in Variety.
The story continues, “In a note to staff Wednesday, Geller said that he is ‘on track for a full recovery’ after resting at home. He added, ‘The bad news is that pilot season and the Upfront isn’t the best environment to achieve that recovery. After consulting with my doctors, my husband, and my family, I plan to take off a few more weeks and return at the end of May.’”
According to the Los Angeles Times, Geller is 45 years old.
Halloway adds, “In a separate memo, CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves said that company leadership is ‘fully supportive of Glenn focusing on restoring himself to 100%.’ But, he continued, ‘At the same time, it’s clear that we must now adjust ourselves to a new situation as we finish our pilots and head into the Upfront.’”
In order to accomplish that mission, Moonves wrote, “You all know what to do, and will now need to step up with the same energy, dedication and passion that you bring to your jobs every day – and just a little bit more, given the situation.”
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