or


[08/01/06 - 12:00 AM]
Sloane and Sluchan Upped to Vice Presidents, Original Scripted Series Programming, for USA Network

[via press release from USA]

SLOANE AND SLUCHAN UPPED TO VICE PRESIDENTS, ORIGINAL SCRIPTED SERIES PROGRAMMING, FOR USA NETWORK

SLOANE AND SLUCHAN UPPED TO VICE PRESIDENTS, ORIGINAL SCRIPTED SERIES PROGRAMMING, FOR USA NETWORK

NEW YORK, NY � August 1, 2006 � Lindsay Sloane and Michael Sluchan have been named vice president, original scripted series programming, at USA Network. Both will report to Jackie de Crinis, senior vice president, original scripted series programming. The announcement was made today by Jeff Wachtel, USA's executive vice president of original programming.

"Truly the heart and soul of our scripted series team, Michael and Lindsay are amazing assets to the company," said Wachtel. "They are incredibly talented creative execs who know how to develop and supervise great shows that work with the USA brand."

Sluchan will continue to oversee production of the critically acclaimed hit series MONK, as well as develop and supervise production on new shows for the network, where his most recent pilot is UNDERFUNDED. Sluchan joined USA in October 1999 as a creative executive in longform programming. During his tenure, he developed and oversaw production of many projects, including "Dominick Dunne Presents: Murder In Greenwich," "Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story," "Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss" and the four-hour miniseries "Spartacus." In 2005, he moved over to the original series area as director of original scripted series programming, where he began working on the fourth season of MONK. Before arriving at USA, Sluchan worked in movies and miniseries development at Cosgrove/Meurer Productions and ABC Pictures, beginning his career in New York at ABC News and then at Cap Cities/ABC Network legal and business affairs department. He also spent time in motion pictures for television and miniseries at ABC Entertainment. Sluchan recently served as vice-chair of the 17th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, an awards event honoring representations of the LGBT community in media.

Sloane will continue to oversee the productions of the critically acclaimed hit series THE DEAD ZONE, the Emmy-nominated hit series THE 4400, and the development and launch of the newest in USA's successful roster of original series, PSYCH, which premiered on July 7, 2006. Sloane has also been instrumental in the development of the pilot TO LOVE AND DIE IN L.A. Sloane joined USA in September 2003 as a director of original series development, where she launched and oversaw the second season of THE 4400 and oversaw the third, fourth and fifth seasons of the THE DEAD ZONE. Before joining USA, Sloane was vice president of development at Gran Via Productions, where she worked with Academy Award-winning producer Mark Johnson, developing the CBS show "The Guardian," as well on the production of the television shows "LA Doctors" and "Falcone," and the feature films "Moonlight Mile," "The Rookie," "The Banger Sisters," "Dragonfly," "Galaxy Quest" and "An Everlasting Piece." Sloane began her career working for Academy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer, where she worked on "Life," "Ed TV," "Psycho" and "Bowfinger," and Steve Levine at the ICM talent agency in the comedy and music area.

Seen in 90 million homes, USA Network is cable television's leading network of original series and feature movies, sports and entertainment events, network shows and blockbuster theatrical films. The USA Network Web site is located at www.usanetwork.com. Characters Welcome.

USA Network is a program service of NBC Universal Cable a division of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.





  [august 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· 4400, THE (USA)
· CALL ME: THE RISE AND FALL OF HEIDI FLEISS (USA)
· DEAD ZONE, THE (USA)
· DOMINICK DUNNE PRESENTS: MURDER IN GREENWICH (USA)
· FALCONE (CBS)
· GUARDIAN, THE (CBS)
· PSYCH (USA)
· RUDY! (USA)
· SPARTACUS (USA)
· TO LOVE & DIE (USA)





[12/02/16 - 01:03 PM]
"Saturday Night Live" Celebrates the Holiday Season with Three Back-to-Back Shows
John Cena and Casey Affleck will follow the previously announced Emma Stone.

[12/02/16 - 01:03 PM]
Animal Planet Highlights One Organization's Mission to Protect and Rescue Animals in New Series "The Guardians"
In this all-new series, Animal Planet introduces this volunteer-run organization called Guardians of Rescue and follows its quest to help any animal in need - anywhere, anytime.

[12/02/16 - 12:00 PM]
Beloved Actress Betty White to Be "Young & Hungry" with a Guest Star Role on Freeform's Original Comedy
White will play Ms. Wilson, Gabi's neighbor who she encounters after a misunderstanding with Josh leaves Gabi confused about what to do.

[12/02/16 - 11:38 AM]
"DC's Legends of Tomorrow" Hits Series Highs in The CW's #DCWeek Finale
The CW spins the numbers for Thursday, December 1.

[12/02/16 - 11:28 AM]
E!'s New Docu-Series "So Cosmo" - Set at the Glamorous Epi-center of Pop Culture, Cosmopolitan Magazine - Premieres Wed., Feb. 8 at 8 PM ET/PT
Plus: look for a preview special on Tuesday, December 20 at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/02/16 - 11:00 AM]
Freeform Shares Their Holiday Spirit with Annual Gift-giving Initiative Pop Up Santa and Holiday-themed Shorts "Funny Or Die Presents Santa's Shorts"
All of these jolly holiday moments can be seen during "25 Days of Christmas" airing December 1 - 25, on the Freeform app and on 25DaysofChristmasTV.com.

[12/02/16 - 10:44 AM]
TBS Heads into "Final Space" with New Animated Comedy from Olan Rogers
Part of TBS's continued push into animation, "Final Space" is a serialized intergalactic space saga about an astronaut named Gary and his adorable, planet-destroying friend, Mooncake.

[12/02/16 - 09:58 AM]
AMC Releases First Look Photos from Season Two of "Into the Badlands"
The 10 episode second season will debut in March of 2017.

[12/02/16 - 09:30 AM]
Video: Craving More "Comedy Bang! Bang!"? Watch Four Never-Before-Seen Clips on IFC.com!
After 110 episodes of top-notch couch guests and wildly unpredictable interviews by host Scott Aukerman, the series is coming to an end after five "slightly off" seasons.

[12/02/16 - 09:16 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "Thursday Night Football"
The Peacock eclipses the competition among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/02/16 - 08:10 AM]
"The Handmaid's Tale" First Look Photos
Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski and Samira Wiley co-star in the drama, premiering in April.

[12/02/16 - 07:27 AM]
American Heroes Channel Commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor with Premiere of "Pearl Harbor: The Heroes Who Fought Back"
The one-hour special premieres Wednesday, December 7 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[12/02/16 - 06:53 AM]
HGTV's "Fixer Upper" Season Four Scores Its Highest-Rated Premiere Ever
HGTV spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 29.

[12/01/16 - 01:09 PM]
OWN's Hit Tyler Perry Drama "The Haves and the Have Nots" Returns with All-New Episodes This January
The series returns for season four with all-new episodes on Tuesday, January 3 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/01/16 - 12:19 PM]
"Arrow" Shoots to Season Highs as #DCWeek Continues
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 30.