Brian Graden, the force behind the programming on MTV, VH1, and CMT, is launching a new network on Thursday, June 30. Logo will make history as the first gay-oriented network available without special order, and it will initially appear in about 10 million American homes with digital cable.
Graden grew up in rural Illinois and attended Oral Roberts University, where he struggled to "make it" with his college band, the Ozones. Once it became obvious that the Ozones were not headed for stratospheric success, Graden moved on and earned an MBA from Harvard University. The resulting combination of business and liberal arts education gave him the range of tools necessary to become one of the most creative and accomplished television executives.
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Fox Broadcasting got an early start on the fall season Thursday, making series pickups on the new Brad Garrett comedy 'Til Death and the drama Vanished.
NBC also announced fall-season plans Thursday, issuing renewals for all three editions of the Law & Order franchise.
Death and Vanished were generating buzz in the development cycle, and their promise was confirmed when Fox executives watched footage from their pilot shoots, Fox executive VP Craig Erwich noted.
"When you know, you know," Erwich said. "We decided, 'Why wait three weeks when an extra three weeks will only make them better?'"
As the first fruit of the current TV development cycle, Vanished and Death are well positioned for the pick of the litter among available writers, producers, and directors needed to shoot their next 12 episodes.
Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond) and Joely Fisher (Desperate Housewives) star as ...Read more