EXCLUSIVE: USA Network has elevated Michael Sluchan to SVP Original Scripted Programming. Sluchan, a 13-year USA veteran, oversees current series and develops and shepherds production on new shows alongside SVP Alex Sepiol. Both report to Bill McGoldrick, EVP Original Scripted Programming. “Michael is a truly talented executive with vast relationships in the creative community and an incredible ability to nurture the types of writers and producers we love to work with,” McGoldrick said. Sluchan oversees production of USA dramas Necessary Roughness and Royal Pains and also oversaw recent limited series Political Animals.
Sluchan joined USA as creative executive, longform programming in October 1999. He developed and oversaw production of such movies and miniseries as Dominick Dunne Presents: Murder In Greenwich, Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story, Call Me: The Rise And Fall Of Heidi Fleiss, and Spartacus. In 2005, he moved over to the original series area as director, original scripted programming, where he began working on the fourth season of Monk. A year later, he was promoted to VP Original Scripted Programming.