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  • FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2006 file photo, ABC executive Stephen McPherson talks with a reporter before participating in a panel discussion at a meeting of the Hollywood Radio and Television Society in Beverly Hills, Calif. McPherson on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 abruptly resigned from the network after a six-year tenure in which the network aired such provocative series as "Desperate Housewives" and "Lost" but ended last season in third place among the big four networks. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, file)

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  • "I think it spent a lot of time introducing the characters and not as much time on stories," Mr. McPherson said at the time.

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  • "I will be announcing my future plans shortly which will include a new entrepreneurial venture in the spirits business," he said in the statement. "While I will continue with my ongoing wine business, I'll also reveal plans for my involvement in a new media company."

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