Ben Silverman, Former NBC Exec, Sells 'Fashion Star' To Old Network

04/04/2011 07:20 am ET | Updated Jun 04, 2011

As always in the entertainment industry, business is business -- and so, Ben Silverman is back in business with NBC.
Elle MacPherson will host "Fashion Star," a new show.

Mr. Silverman is best remembered for his brief reign as NBC's top programmer, one that did not result in hits or happiness for either party. In the aftermath of the departure, Jeff Zucker, then the network's chief executive, said hiring Mr. Silverman had been the biggest mistake he made.

But new management, in the form of Comcast, has assumed control of NBC, and on Monday, NBC will announce a deal for "Fashion Star," a prominent new prime-time reality show to be delivered by Mr. Silverman's new production company, Electus.


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