Ben Silverman may be gone from NBC, but he's not forgotten at "30 Rock."
The former NBC entertainment chief, who now runs IAC-backed production outfit Electus, was mocked in a clip of a fake show called "Bitch Hunter."
After one of the characters referenced "Bitch Hunter," "30 Rock" cut to a clip of the show — featuring a gun-toting Will Ferrell screaming, "Happy Birthday bitches!" At the end of the clip, text flashed up on the screen that said: "Executive Producers: Jack Burditt & Ben Silverman."
Silverman, who produced mega-hits including "The Office," "The Biggest Loser," and "Ugly Betty" but whose time at NBC was marked by controversy and dismal ratings, is also reportedly the inspiration for slimy "30 Rock" character Devon Banks, a talent-less NBC executive played by Will Arnett. "30 Rock" also mocked Electus in the fall, saying, "I'll have you know that Barry Diller and I are working on a whole new approach to media!"
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