TCA: ABC Addresses Elephant In The Room

Today is ABC’s day at TCA. Of course, the abrupt resignation of Entertainment Group president Stephen McPherson on Tuesday was expected to be the predominant theme of the day. So ABC decided to tackle it head-on with an intro by Disney-ABC TV Group’s EVP communications Kevin Brockman, who walked out on stage before the first session carrying a large pink elephant plush toy. He said he would address “the elephant in the room… I realize you all may have questions. Tuesday’s statement still holds, and it is literally all we are going to say on the subject. So you may ask, but you will get the same answer… That is where we are.” Then he picked up the elephant and carried it out. Coming up: new ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee in his public debut since he took over the job on Friday.

Diane Haithman is contributing to Deadline’s TCA coverage.

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