As rumored earlier this summer, NBC has indeed parted ways with CEO Jeff Zucker, who was expected to step down early next year as part of the network’s merger with Comcast. But hey, good news: He’ll be offered a “rich payout” as part of his severance package, so these three-plus years of arrogance married to incompetence—including decisions like the Conan/Leno debacle, stubborn championing of shows like Heroes, and most recently, banishing a creatively booming Parks And Recreation to midseason to make room for Manmeet, all of which led to NBC’s current last-place status—well, they certainly weren’t for nothing.