E! True Hollywood Story will reach the 500- episode milestone next year. Cyndi McClellan, EVP, research and programming strategy, Comcast Entertainment Group, and Jeff Shore, SVP, production, E! Studios, discuss its success.

CFAX: The Magazine: Why has E! THS survived?

McClellan and Shore: Because interest in celebrities and pop culture is such an important category, particularly for our younger viewers, and the biography format is scarce. The show remains true to its motto: "The Story You Haven’t Heard."

CFTM: How do you pick who and what to profile?

M&S: We scan headlines. A committee generates titles based on who we think has a great story, who might participate and who is relevant.

CFTM: Favorite E! THS shows? And is there someone you’re dying to profile?

M&S: Our favorites include Demi Moore, Oprah, the Brady Bunch, "JFK’s Last Days" and Rebecca Schaeffer (our first show). We are dying to profile Justin Timberlake, Brad Pitt and Clay Aiken.

Return to 2008 CableFAX Program Awards table of contents.

The Daily



The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and ESPN reached a multi-year rights agreement for SIAC football and basketball games through 2027. Beginning this fall, ESPN will feature at least 22 football

Read the Full Issue
The Skinny is delivered on Tuesday and focuses on the cable profession. You'll stay in the know on the headlines, topics and special issues you value most. Sign Up


Jul 16
Diversity List – 2021 Nominations Due: July 16, 2021
Sep 10
Most Powerful Women – 2021 Nominations Due: Sept 10, 2021
Dec 7
Most Powerful Women CelebrationSave the Date!
Full Calendar


Seeking an INDUSTRY JOB?

Hiring? In conjunction with our sister brand, Cynopsis, we are offering hiring managers a deep pool of media-savvy, skilled candidates at a range of experience levels and sectors, The result will be an even more robust industry job board, to help both employers and job seekers.

Contact John@cynopsis.com for more information.