Ben Silverman’s decision to put trusted aide Teri Weinberg in charge of scripted development at NBC is another signal that the Peacock’s new entertainment co-chief plans to shake things up in a big way.
As expected, Weinberg was tapped Monday to serve as exec veep of NBC Entertainment, putting her in charge of all scripted series development for the net (Daily Variety, June 4). She’ll report to Silverman and Marc Graboff, who serve as co-chairmen of both NBC Entertainment and the Peacock’s studio arm.
Weinberg replaces Katherine Pope, who exited this week to become prexy of NBC U Television Studio. But Silverman hinted that, long-term, Weinberg’s role could expand to include some of the duties held by ousted NBC Entertainment prexy Kevin Reilly.
“I’m almost willing to bet that Teri will be doing more,” Silverman told Daily Variety, adding that Weinberg will be “working across all scripted shows,” including those already on the air.
For now, however, Weinberg will focus on developing projects, with the heads of comedy and drama development reporting to her. Execs running current programs, reality, daytime and latenight will report to Silverman and Graboff.