The biggest loser: Ben Silverman leaves NBC, joins Barry Diller

Ben Silverman's disastrous tenure at NBC is finally, mercifully over.

Two years after the Peacock Network hired him to revamp its entertainment programming, the supposed wunderkind is out, leaving to head up a new multimedia development venture backed by Barry Diller's IAC. But it didn't take him nearly that long to wear out his welcome. The warning signs were there from the very beginning.