Tune In: Original Cable Programming
No. of subscribers: 90 million
Network topper: Tom Calderone
Programming topper: Michael Hirschorn
Top originals: Hogan Knows Best, I Love New York, Surreal Life Fame Games
Upcoming originals: Acceptable TV (series), Charm School (series), Rock of Love (series), I Hate My 30s (series)
The skinny: After years of living in the shadow of MTV, net’s little sib has broken out on its own. Company has had a spate of successful original programming, largely in the celeb-reality genre, and also is among the more aggressive in the user-generated department with series such as “Web Junk 20” and the upcoming “Acceptable TV,” which will help its demo skew a bit younger.