The head of primetime scripted programming at NBC has made it official that she won’t be staying on as Comcast takes control of NBC Universal. Angela Bromstad told her staff that she will exit when the transition takes place next Friday (1/28).
The move was not unexpected, since former Showtime boss Robert Greenblatt had been tapped by incoming NBCU CEO Steve Burke to be Chairman, NBC Entertainment. At the time Burke named his new team Bromstad was to have reported to Greenblatt, who will replace Jeff Gaspin.
“I will take great memories and friendships with me and I wish you all the best going forward,” Bromstad said in her email to staffers.
Bromstad has been President of the Universal Television studio, which develops primetime programming for NBC – and sometimes for other networks. For example, she was responsible for “House,” which became a big hit for Fox after NBC passed on it.