Disney Fires Two ABC Execs, Hires More of the Same

“To the surprise of no one, unless you’re counting the Hollywood trade papers that called it ‘stunning’ and a ‘surprise,’ Disney has ushered out ABC entertainment division chief Susan Lyne and ABC Television Entertainment Group Chairman Lloyd Braun.” ABC finished fourth out of four major broadcast networks in the February “sweeps” period, and has been hemorrhaging viewers for several years. Replacing Lyne is Touchstone TV exec Stephen McPherson, who, ironically, was in charge of creating many of the ABC prime time shows which have tanked so spectacularly over the last few seasons.