The summer press tour began early Tuesday morning with a visit to the set of Desperate Housewives where executive producer Marc Cherry was apparently his outrageous, dishy self. But no hint of McPherson's resignation emerged.
McPherson released a statement Tuesday saying he would announce his future plans shortly, including "a new entrepreneurial venture in the spirits business" as well as "involvement in a new media company."
McPherson never found a hit to take the place of Lost--a series championed and developed by his predecessors--though Modern Family was a breakthrough comedy success last season. Too many misfires, including Happy Town, Hank and Caveman, kept ABC uncomfortably close to fourth place NBC.
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