NBC Entertainment co-chair Ben Silverman isn't going to get all the blame for the network's lackluster fall schedule.
With yesterday's cancellation of two NBC shows produced by sister company Universal - "Lipstick Jungle," which starred Brooke Shields, and "My Own Worst Enemy," which featured Christian Slater -culpability falls on Universal Media Studio President Katherine Pope, who oversaw both doomed series.
Pope, an original producer on "Heroes," was promoted to the top studio job because of the success of that NBC show.
Almost one year later, with ratings for "Heroes" slipping, she isn't working out the way NBC planned. Top network brass is now overseeing production of the series in an attempt to save it.