Bob Greenblatt, NBC amusement chairman, to step down, reports say

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Bob Greenblatt, chairman of NBC enjoyment, plans to step down after main the network for eight years, according to media experiences. 
Greenblatt, fifty eight, is negotiating his exit plan at NBC, sources general with the depend told diversity, which first pronounced the information. 
The executive changed into behind NBC's music and skill exhibit hits "The Voice" and "the usa's obtained talent" and scripted dramas "here is Us" and "Chicago fire."
It changed into now not immediately clear why he is departing NBC, but sources close to the network told the l. a. instances that he desired to "exit with a profitable listing." 
he is additionally pointed out to have mulled his exit after the sudden loss of life of longtime chum Craig Zadan in August, in accordance with the Hollywood Reporter.
Greenblatt became anticipated to satisfy with NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke this weekend. The plan is expected to give the network satisfactory time to discover a successor, the report said. 
Greenblatt's respectable departure is generally as late as can also next yr at the end of the 2018-19 television season, in keeping with the Hollywood Reporter. 
A representative for NBC declined to remark, the record stated.
Greenblatt also didn't respond to requests for comment, the l. a. instances mentioned.
The information comes days after the network's 70th Emmy Awards broadcast prior this week. the printed changed into the least-watched Emmy Awards display ever, entertainment Weekly pronounced.
At rival community CBS, Les Moonves stepped down as CEO and chairman previous this month amid sex abuse allegations.
Amy Lieu is a information editor and reporter for Fox information.

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