Tue. Aug 4th, 2020

After Dismantling ‘Y&R’ For Sony, CBS Head of Daytime Angelica McDaniel Is Pushed Out

Ding Dong, the Wicked Witch is Dead, but not before destroying the lives and careers of many in Daytime television. After Les Moonves was fired, everyone knew that McDaniel’s days were numbered. Sony’s Steve Kent kept her around as his hatchet, but now he’s done with her and cut her loose and she found no loyalty in her final day at CBS and was ejected much like a fading actress of the 1930s studio system.angelica-cbs-2
Angelica McDaniel  EVP, Daytime Programs, CBS Entertainment, is leaving  the network after nine years. She left on Thursday, September 5 and not a second too soon. McDaniel’s position is being eliminated as the network is folding the daytime team into the Current Programming department headed by Amy Reisenbach.

Other networks have a similar streamlined executive structure. For instance, ABC’s Vicki Dummer oversees scripted current series across all dayparts.

“Angelica McDaniel championed our daytime series line up with creativity, passion and energy and broke new ground by helping launch the Network’s first daytime talk show in years while respecting the long history and tradition of the dramas and game shows,” Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment, said in a statement to Deadline.” We appreciate her many contributions and wish her well on her next endeavors.”

McDaniel, who joined CBS in August 2010, previously served as SVP, Daytime, CBS Entertainment and VP, Current Daytime Programs, CBS, overseeing The Talk. McDaniel, who counted former CBS CEO Leslie Moonves among her biggest supporters.

Good riddance!

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:   HBO
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