BBC America CEO Paul Lee is not leaving to become president of ABC Family, officials at the network say.
"He's definitely staying at BBC America," a spokesman for the network said.
Earlier this week, several published reports said that Lee was a leading candidate to fill the vacancy left last year when Angela Shapiro exited ABC Family.
Anne Sweeney, president of the ABC Cable Networks Group, has said that she was interviewing several candidates for the ABC Family post.
Shapiro departed from ABC Family when The Walt Disney Co. opted to put the network fully under Sweeney's control.