ABC will unveil its new Shonda Rhimes Thursday in the fall , and new comedy Black-ish that got the plum post- Modern Family timeslot (though its showrunner Larry Wilmore has departed for Comedy Central where he will replace Stephen Colbert). This morning, on a phone call with reporters, ABC programming chief Paul Lee had to defend his move of Rhimes' sexy Grey's Anatomy to the broadcast-prudish 8 PM timeslot, as well as the cultural diversity of his new series. Let's see how these primetime schedule moves play in Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall to advertisers — and with Jimmy Kimmel : Presentation about to begin…. 4:12 PM ET: Anne Sweeney gives her final pitch to advertisers as co-chair of Disney Media Networks and Disney/ABC President, while people in the hall mull her decision to quit so she can go realize her dream of becoming a TV director . She introduces her successor, Ben Sherwood. He stands in the audience and salutes her. "Ben, I think you're going to be great and I can't wait to see you onstage next year," she says. "Don't forget — I'm still a shareholder." Related: ABC's New Series Trailers 4:39 PM ET : "Our shows… Read full this story
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