Shake Up

Paul Lee Takes Over ABC Entertainment

Paul Lee has replaced Stephen McPherson, who resigned from ABC earlier this week, as the new president of the ABC Entertainment Group, the company announced on Friday. Lee was previously president of ABC Family. This means Lee will manage the network’s primetime lineup, as well as its sister company, ABC Studios. “Paul was hired six years ago because of his great creative instincts and his ability to identify an audience and develop programming that resonates with them, and those same strengths are why he was tapped for this new responsibility,” Disney co-chair Anne Sweeney wrote in a statement. “Paul’s success at ABC Family is as amazing as it is indisputable, and I’m looking forward to his continued success on ABC.” Lee’s most indelible legacy at ABC Family: making it a top-five primetime cable network and helping attract young, predominantly female viewers to the network.