Why Them? Both McCumber and Wachtel collaborate to oversee all programming and the development of USA’s many groundbreaking originals. In addition to new drama series “Graceland,” the network will add two new reality series – “Summer Camp” and “The Choir – this year. To compliment high profile acquisition “Modern Family,” joining the network’s lineup this fall, two new comedy series – “Sirens” and “Playing House” – are set for first quarter 2014. With strong backgrounds in creativity and marketing, the pair are responsible for the network’s trademark "Characters Welcome" slogan, the award-winning "Characters Unite" campaign and will guide the network as it prepares to offer TV Everywhere to its viewers.
Apple or Samsung: Apple, of course, but I love my Samsung HDTVs.
The Beatles or The Rolling Stones: The Clash
The one thing I’d do differently if I could go back to high school: Take my wife Kirsten to the prom.
Favorite decade: This one
I consider this person my mentor, and here’s why: Bonnie Hammer, for teaching me how to lead and create a culture of excellence.
On a Saturday afternoon, you can find me… playing the drums.
The other subject I wish I’d picked for my college major: Psychology
The movie that should never be remade: Goodfellas
Celebrity, sports figure or politician I’d most want to have dinner with: Keith Moon
Dish I can make and that would impress a celebrity chef: Seared pepper-encrusted Ahi tuna with Thai basil curry sauce.
Favorite vacation spot: Martha’s Vineyard
On a Saturday afternoon, you can find me… that’s the whole point of a Saturday—you can’t find me!
Film fest or music festival: One word: Coachella!
The Beatles or The Rolling Stones: The Beatles are more like Sandy Koufax—didn’t last as long, but burned more brightly.
The movie that should never be remade: On The Waterfront
My favorite Cable Show memory: Watching the final episode of “Monk”—with 10 million other people!
The TV show title that most resembles my life is: “Graceland” ?