VH1

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.

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