Topic: Jeff Wachtel

Who Might Replace Fox Chairman Kevin Reilly? Probably Not John Landgraf

Upfront season departure leaves awkward questions for ad execs

Fox's chairman Kevin Reilly has stepped down after much upfront-season speculation about how much longer the exec's tenure would last. In his absence he leaves... no one, yet. Reilly's direct reports…

NBCU’s Esquire Network Will Now Unseat Style Rather Than G4

USA’s Wachtel elevated; Klarman out at Oxygen in major shake-up

After months of cleaning house at G4, the network has been granted a somewhat inadvertent reprieve, as NBCUniversal has decided that the low-rated women’s lifestyle outlet Style will now surrender…

USA Unveils Sci-Fi Drama Horizon, First Sitcom Pickups

Network prepares for Modern Family to hit in syndication

USA is revisiting science fiction with a new show from Walking Dead producer Gale Anne Hurd, called Horizon. The show, set during the Second World War, will follow a secretary…

USA Network: Show Me the Funny

Drama heavy rolls the dice on a new genre or two

USA Network on May 16 will make an upfront pitch to advertisers that will emphasize sitcoms and reality shows. Network execs acknowledge the need to branch out from USA’s successful…

USA Gets Positive

Standing room only at Tully Hall for previews of new shows on #1 cable network

USA bats cleanup during upfront week, and while it's not necessarily the most desirable position in the lineup, the top-tier network makes the most of it. "This event will remain executive-free!"…