Hollywood’s favorite parlor game among TV types right now is trying to predict where Peter Liguori will land. Even in this economy, the ousted chairman of entertainment at Fox Broadcasting will probably have his pick of jobs. The best odds are that he’ll replace Judy McGrath as chairman and CEO of MTV Networks and run all of Viacom’s portfolio of cable channels, including MTV, Comedy Central, and Nickelodeon, which reach more than 560 million households around the globe. Interestingly, there’s a contingent worried about what’s being called “the only nightmare scenario” — that Liguori could land at CAA in some uber-marketing capacity. After all, I’m told that the agency tried to hire him 3 years ago. CAA informs me, “He’s a great guy, and a good friend of the agency, but it’s not true.”
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