Chris McCumber


NBCU hands Stotsky E! president post

NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment has handed Esquire Network president Adam Stotsky control of celebrity-focused channel E!. Stotsky has been named president, E! Entertainment, a role he will fulfil alongside his current duties at Esquire. This comes soon after Chris McCumber was named atop a new NBCU Entertainment Networks division, which comprises a number of Stotsky’s former […]

McCumber rises as NBCU rejigs entertainment

NBCUniversal is shaking up its entertainment networks division, with USA Networks president Chris McCumber heading up a new-look unit. McCumber will be president of NBCU Entertainment Networks, a group comprising USA, Syfy, Chiller and Cloo. Syfy president Dave Howe is being moved to a new post as president, strategy and commercial growth at NBCU Cable […]

USA to remake La Reina Del Sur

USA Network is remaking popular telenovela La Reina Del Sur for US audiences. Fox 21 Television Studios and USA’s NBCUniversal stablemate Universal Cable Productions will make the 13-part show, which will be known as Queen of the South and debut in 2016. La Reina Del Sur began life as a best-selling novel from Arturo Pérez-Reverte […]

USA launching Mr. Robot on free digital platforms

USA Network is launching the debut episode of its new drama series Mr. Robot on numerous digital platforms ahead of its linear bow. The pilot to the new show will be available on iTunes, Amazon, XBOX, Google Play, Vudu, PlayStation, M-GO and YouTube on May 27. The pilot from the series, which follows a young […]

Psych out – USA Network cancels series

USA Network has said the current eighth season of detective comedy drama Psych will be the last. The US cable network made the cancellation official yesterday and said the final episode will be followed by a live one-hour Q&A with the cast and show creator, Steve Franks. Chris McCumber, president of USA Network said: “The […]

USA Network launches new NBCU TV Everywhere push

NBCUniversal has debuted a TV Everywhere service for USA Network – the first time it has launched the multi-screen programming initiative for one of its cable channels. USA Now will give viewers access to USA Network programmes such as Graceland, Suits and Psych across a variety of connected devices a day after their linear broadcaster […]

Modern Family lined up as USA Network chances on laughs

NBCUniversal-owned US cable channel USA Network has commissioned its first ever comedy series, and will launch ABC’s Modern Family off-network for the first time. Among new programmes unveiled yesterday at the USA Upfront was Sirens from Apostle and Fox Television Studios and Playing House from Universal Cable Productions and American Work. Additionally, it has picked […]