Chris McCumber, the New York-based co-president of the USA Network, recently returned from a two-week vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. In his first meeting back, Ted Linhart, the senior vice president of research for USA, mentioned the explosive success of competitor network TLC’s new pageant-princess reality series, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
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Michael Jackson-the 44-year-old British TV programmer imported by Barry Diller to run Vivendi Universal’s USA Network-disliked The Hamptons , Barbara Kopple’s two-part documentary for ABC.
“I don’t see what they’re going to tell me that we don’t already know,” he said. “Young, dumb people who like to get pissed and laid. Or some starfuckers and Read More
One of the most gratifying aspects of writing this column over the past
four years or so has been the number and variety of crusades (and feuds)
I’ve had the pleasure of pursuing on behalf of cultural obsessions.
Not all of them have been successful. Books & Company is gone, although
the campaign to save Read More