ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee Leaves Network, Succeeded By Channing Dungey

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ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee resigned on Wednesday, according to initial reports from The New York Times. Lee, who brought the network hit shows such as "How to Get Away With Murder," reportedly lost a power struggle with ABC Television Group Chairman Ben Sherwood. The Wall Street Journal reported the two had a tense relationship. Ratings at the Walt Disney Co.-owned network have dropped this season. Channing Dungey, who oversaw the networks drama programming, will succeed Lee. Dungey was instrumental in the success of shows such as "Scandal" and "Quantico," and is the first African-American to head prime-time programming at a broadcast network, according to the Journal.

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