MTV's Brian Graden to bust a move on VH1
Variety reports that out MTV president of entertainment Brian Graden, the man behind such hits as The Osbournes, Jackass, and The Real World, may soon do that voodoo that he does so well for MTV's sister network, VH1. Judy McGrath, president of all the MTV channels, is said to be a fan of Graden, and she may put VH1 under his purview following former VH1 chief John Sykes's departure to head up fellow Viacom property Infinity Broadcasting. Insiders say Graden may jettison VH1's "Music First" motto and start working in shows that aren't solely music-based.
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05/23/00: He got his MTV
Brian Graden, MTV’s openly gay president of programming, fulfills his youthful dream and brings diversity to today’s teens
By Jeffrey Epstein