HOLLYWOOD — NBC execs still weren’t talking Friday about who might lead the Peacock’s merged syndication unit.
Insiders said the possibility remained that Universal Domestic TV topper Steve Rosenberg might still get the job — but that the network was taking the weekend to figure out how to structure the division.
The uncertain succession came to light last week after NBC Enterprises chief Ed Wilson surprised many — including Peacock toppers — by announcing plans to retire from the syndication business.
Wilson, who had been expected to take a leading role in the combined NBC Universal syndie division, instead said he wouldn’t renew his contract and would pursue other jobs.
The hitch: It’s believed Rosenberg had already been told he wasn’t getting the top syndie job, and had begun planning his departure when Wilson suddenly left.
Since then, Universal, NBC and Rosenberg have all remained mum on what might happen next. Wilson’s name, meanwhile, already is being discussed regarding several jobs — including everything from a gig at Fox’s stations or cable divisions, to a role at Discovery Networks.