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Blumhouse TV, ITV America Set Unscripted Pact

Blumhouse TV and ITV America are teaming for unscripted programming. Blumhouse, under new TV president Chris McCumber, has inked a multiple-year overall deal with Queer Eye and love Island producers ITV America. The pact will see Blumhouse TV double its unscripted offerings, starting with the first series under the agreement: competition format Escape the Maze. […]

Blumhouse, Jamie Lee Curtis Acquire Patricia Cornwell’s ‘Kay Scarpetta’ for TV

Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta novels are getting the TV treatment. Following a multiple-outlet bidding war, Blumhouse Television and Jamie Lee Curtis’ Comet Pictures have landed the TV rights to the author’s best-selling series of novels. The goal is to create an ongoing scripted drama series based on the crime thrillers. The potential series — which […]

‘The Battersea Poltergeist’ TV Franchise Lands at Blumhouse 

Chris McCumber has made his first big swing since taking over as Blumhouse TV president last year. The former USA Network and Syfy president has, following a competitive bidding war, landed the rights for Blumhouse TV to adapt The Battersea Poltergeist podcast as an ongoing scripted series called Blumhouse’s Ghost Story. Additionally, the production company […]

Chris McCumber Joins Blumhouse TV as President

Chris McCumber Joins Blumhouse TV as President

Chris McCumber, USA Network and Syfy President, to Exit

Chris McCumber, USA Network and Syfy president, will exit amid a larger NBCUniversal restructuring, after a transitional period. 

Syfy, Ahead of 25th Anniversary, Gets Brand Refresh

NBCU Cable entertainment networks president Chris McCumber talks with THR about what's ahead.

USA Network Looking to Build on Sunday Procedural Slate With ‘Eyewitness’

After Starz moved its originals from Saturday to Sunday to be part of the prestige conversation.

USA, Syfy Trim Workforce Amid Restructuring

About 10 percent of the workforce — or 25 employees total — will be affected.

Bonnie Hammer Unveils Major NBCUniversal Cable Shakeup

Dave Howe takes on a broader strategic role as Chris McCumber adds oversight of Syfy and Bill McGoldrick assumes control of all scripted content.

USA Network Goes Darker to Court Millennials

'Mr. Robot' and 'Complications' lead a new crop of what NBCUniversal Cable chief Bonnie Hammer calls "silver lining" dramas as the top network says so long to its "blue skies" shows.

23 Network Chiefs on Frustrating Trends, Coveted Reboots and the Series They Can’t Miss

The Hollywood Reporter sat down with TV's top executives at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour to get their honest assessments on everything from whom they'd swap jobs with for a day to the hardest show they've had to cancel.