The new head of NBCUniversal’s E! Entertainment network, who has just been installed as part of a shakeup of the company’s cable programming division, hinted that he’s looking beyond the Kardashians as he plots a long-term strategy for the cable net.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Adam Stotsky was promoted last week to president of E!, from his previous position as general manager. Among his duties, he now oversees unscripted programming and development for the network.
Commenting on “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” which is in its 11th season, Stotsky said: “The law of averages would suggest that at some point you will need to replace your current hit with future hits.”
But he credited “Kardashians” with its durability, noting: “Because there is such an explosion of content, I think building deep and meaningful relationships that can sustain 11 seasons … is harder than ever.”
Please click on the link near the top of this story to read more of the Times’ conversation with Stotsky.