USA NETWORK NAMES BILL MCGOLDRICK SVP OF ORIGINAL SCRIPTED PROGRAMMING
NEW YORK, NY � June, 19, 2009 � Bill McGoldrick will return to USA Network as senior vice president, original scripted programming, it was announced today by Jeff Wachtel, president, USA original programming and co-head of original content, Universal Cable Productions. McGoldrick will oversee all USA scripted development, reporting to Wachtel. Jackie de Crinis, who plans to relocate to Hawaii from Los Angeles, will continue overseeing management of original series and pilot production as senior program executive, also reporting to Wachtel.
"Bill is a great friend and a phenomenal creative executive," said Wachtel. "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."
He added, "We're also thrilled that Jackie will be able to combine a lifestyle change with continued great work for the network."
McGoldrick originally joined USA Network in 1998 as an executive assistant. As an executive in series development, he worked on various prime-time dramas and comedies for both USA and SCI FI, including The Invisible Man, Good Vs. Evil and Monk. In 2003, he was named vice president, series development, in which capacity he worked on such shows as Psych and The 4400. In 2005, he joined Spike Television as vice president, original series programming, overseeing the launch of the channel's first dramas (Kill Point and Blade). He was named senior vice president in 2007, and oversaw development of the network's first comedies (Factory, Blue Mountain State, Players Hut).
McGoldrick graduated with a BS from the University of Southern California.