Bill McGoldrick returns to USA Network

Named senior vp of scripted programming

Bill McGoldrick is returning to USA Network as senior vp of scripted programming.

McGoldrick originally joined USA in 1998 as an executive assistant and was promoted into scripted development positions where worked on various projects including "Monk," "Psych" and "The 4400." McGoldrick left USA for Spike TV in 2005 as vp of original series.

McGoldrick will replace Jackie de Crinis, who is relocating to Hawaii, but will continue overseeing management of original series and pilot production as senior program executive for the network.

"Bill is a great friend and a phenomenal creative executive," said Jeff Wachtel, president, USA original programming, to whom he'll report. "Bringing him back home to USA is something we've been trying to do ever since he left. It's a move that we feel will make one of the best network development teams in the business even better."

Wachtel added, "We're also thrilled that Jackie will be able to combine a lifestyle change with continued great work for the network."