NBC Shake-Up: Kevin Reilly Officially Out; Ben Silverman Offered Bigger Job; Marc Graboff Upped

I have more information since my Friday posting which roiled NBC execs at 30 Rock and in Burbank. The latest is NBC Entertainment Prez Kevin Reilly has been fired. Yes, it's finally over for him. And everything's been resolved regarding that new contract Jeff Zucker gave him back in March. (My understanding is that when I reported Friday that Reilly was being replaced, he didn't know anything about it. That Zucks!) Meanwhile, NBC has clinched 36-year-old prolific producer Ben Silverman as its new showbiz honcho. He'll have a bigger title than Reilly did. It'll be NBC Universal West Coast chairman or something (similar to that enjoyed by the network's last Hail Mary hire, Don Ohlmeyer, back in the '90s). At the same time, the very capable Marc Graboff will be promoted to still run the business side of things. I'm told there's even the possibility that Graboff and Silverman will become co-chairs. This would nicely solve the problem of whether Silverman had the right stuff to manage the network's showbiz division solo. (Hollywood denizens will breathe a sigh of relief, knowing what they do about Ben's high-flyin' lifestyle.)

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