When she joined USA, de Crinis brought MONK over with her from ABC, where she had supervised the project’s original development. When it premiered in 2002, MONK became the highest-rated dramatic series in basic cable history and generated industry headlines when ABC made the unprecedented decision to re-purpose episodes of the show after their USA telecasts. Today, the Emmy-winning series, which enjoyed eight, successful seasons, remains one of the highest-rated original scripted series in basic cable history.
In addition to MONK, de Crinis has overseen the development and launches of USA’s successful roster of original series, including PSYCH (the #1 show of 2006), BURN NOTICE (the #1 show of 2007), IN PLAIN SIGHT (the #1 show of 2008), the new summer hit ROYAL PAINS, which just wrapped its first season with record ratings and is the #1 new show of 2009 (to date), and LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT, which came to USA from NBC in 2007. She is also overseeing development of USA’s newest original series, WHITE COLLAR, which will premiere in October. de Crinis also has overseen the development, production and launches of the hit original series THE DEAD ZONE, THE 4400 and THE STARTER WIFE, and the Emmy-winning miniseries TRAFFIC. Most recently, de Crinis is managed the production of the pilot of USA’s newest hit series, COVERT AFFAIRS.
de Crinis has over 20 years experience in both network and cable television, having been responsible for overseeing a wide array of Emmy-nominated series including “The X-Files,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Mad About You,” “Once & Again,” “The Practice,” “Party of Five” and “The Wonder Years.”
In 2008, de Crinis was named one of Multichannel News magazine’s Wonder Women.
de Crinis relocated to Hawaii, where she lives with her husband and daughters.