With all the big news coming out of ABC Daytime lately, this could be perhaps the biggest yet. It was announce yesterday at 3 pm in an official press release that Brian Frons, president, Daytime, Disney/ABC Television Group, would be leaving the company at the end of his contract in January of 2012!
The press release also announces the formation of Times Square Studios, which will encompass daytime and syndicated product for ABC. Frons will aid in transitioning ABC Daytime into Times Square Studios until his departure.
Here's some of what they had to say:
Frons will assist in the transition to the new structure and will provide counsel to the management team. “Brian Frons has been the driving force in our successful Daytime division since joining us in 2002, and while we understand his decision to leave at the end of his contract, we’re sad to see him go,” Sweeney said. “We took this opportunity to rethink our business, and the result was the creation of Times Square Studios. Having it be part of the ABC Entertainment Group, under the supervision of proven executives Vicki Dummer and Paul Lee, provides us the opportunity to bring greater creative resources, development strength and operational flexibility to this key area of our business.”
(Wherever he goes, I don't care as long as he is far away from GH!)