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Rob Silverstein Exits as Executive Producer of ‘Access Hollywood’ Franchise After 20 Years

Rob Silverstein is leaving as executive producer of NBC’s “Access Hollywood” entertainment newsmagazine franchise. He will be replaced by Maureen FitzPatrick.

FitzPatrick will now steer both the nationally syndicated daily entertainment news program “Access” and the daily one-hour syndicated entertainment news talk show “Access Live.” FitzPatrick has previously worked on Judge Judy’s “Hot Bench,” “Daily Blast Live,” “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “The Dating Game.”

“Over the past several months we have been discussing the creative direction of ‘Access’ and ‘Access Live,'” Silverstein said in an internal memo. “My vision of the show moving forward differs from the management team, so we have agreed today will be my final day as Ep.”

FitzPatrick has been with both shows since early 2018 as a consultant. She also developed several concepts and pilots for the syndication division and oversaw the development and pilot production of

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