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Topic: E!

NBCU Appoints CFO for E! and Esquire Network

Donald Storm will helm financials at two networks

NBCUniversal announced today that it has appointed Donald C. "D.C." Storm II as CFO of E! and Esquire Network. Formerly the vp of financial planning and analysis at NBCU Corporate,…

Chelsea Handler Has Found That New Gig—at Netflix

Unhappy at E!, she's on streaming starting in October

Chelsea Handler trashed her bosses at E! pretty hard on The Howard Stern Show earlier this year but that hasn't affected her hiring prospects. The comedian's hour-long special Uganda Be…

TVGN Is Gunning for E! With New Program Slate

CBS/Lionsgate joint venture boasts unscripted shows, early windows on movies

At a breakfast at the Ace Hotel in New York this morning, TVGN (which isn't using the full name TV Guide Network anymore) announced a slate of unscripted shows, along…

Inside Bonnie Hammer's World

From Esquire to Oxygen, NBCU's cable chief oversees 15 diverse networks

NBC Cable Entertainment chairman Bonnie Hammer's portfolio spans 15 networks of varying sizes and descriptions, all serving (hopefully) a different viewership. Hammer is famous for crafting programming slates with strong…

Chelsea Handler Wants Everyone to Know She's Looking for a Job

Lately host still has 9 months left on her contract

Chelsea Handler is going to leave her show on E! at the end of the year, her manager told The Hollywood Reporter as loudly as possible, proclaiming as well that…

E! Green-Lights The Royals Starring Elizabeth Hurley

Upfront slate includes plastic surgery reality show, resort competition

It's finally happening: E!'s scripted series, The Royals, will grace its viewers with its presence in 2015. A one-hour drama by Mark Schwahn about the British royal family and starring…

The Soup Sums Up Michael Bay's CES Meltdown

VideoWatch's Stupid Awesome video of the week

We didn't really have to search hard for this week's Stupid Awesome video of the week. Michael Bay's bizarre CES meltdown made things easy. Naturally, on YouTube there are already lots…

This Year-old Production Company Is Tapping Into the Zeitgeist

Shady Media produces edgy music videos and guilty-pleasure TV pilots

Specs Who Co-founding partners Löic Maes (l.) and Bill Robinson What Production company Where New York If the name of production company Shady Media connotes a little playful edginess, that was the intent all…

The Problem With the Bachelor Spoof Burning Love

Creator says many viewers think the show is real

When it comes to spoofing reality hit The Bachelor, Erica Oyama may have done too good a job. When Oyama and her husband, actor/comedian Ken Marino, created Burning Love for Yahoo, the…

NBCU Revenue Soars on Cable, Broadcast Ad Sales Momentum

Peacock closing the CPM gap

With the 2013-14 upfront receding in the rearview mirror, NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke told investors this morning that the company’s broadcast and cable units have made “good progress” in their ongoing quest to…

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