Chris Albrecht

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HBO Struggles for Post-Sopranos Hits

New management picks a new crop of shows, hoping for a winner

(Newser) - HBO, at 36 years old no longer a bold young upstart of a network, is struggling to come up with hits to match The Sopranos and Sex & The City, the Wall Street Journal reports. Changes in the top ranks have meant shifts in direction: The Texas-set Lily Tomlin drama... More »

HBO Axes CEO After Arrest

Albrecht fired after earlier attack on a girlfriend, hushed by HBO, was revealed

(Newser) - Chris Albrecht, who turned HBO into a titan with mega-hits "Sex and the City" and "The Sopranos," was fired yesterday in the aftermath of an arrest for choking his girlfriend outside the MGM Grand in Vegas. A temporary leave was announced after Sunday's altercation, but Albrecht was... More »

Drama Builds At HBO As CEO Departs

Albrecht takes indefinite leave after drunken arrest Sunday

(Newser) - HBO's capo is making like Tony Soprano and taking an indefinite leave of absence from the cable network. Chris Albrecht, who has led the network since 2002, was arrested by Las Vegas police on Sunday, after officers said they witnessed Albrecht in a violent altercation with his girlfriend. More »

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