No Joke: Larry Divney's Retiring From Comedy
Jan 29, 2004, 12:00 AM
Larry Divney, one of the few advertising sales executives to rise to head of a major cable TV network, is retiring as president-CEO of Viacom's Comedy Central. No successor was announced but speculation has it that Comedy might seek to bring back Doug Herzog, who ran the network during an especially ascendant period during the mid-1990s. Herzog currently is president of USA Network, which is being merged into General Electric's NBC operations as part of its merger with Vivendi Universal Entertainment.