MTV Networks CEO Rumored to Quit Over Reality-Show Craze She Helped Spawn

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 02: Actress/singer Miley Cyrus (L) and MTV Networks CEO Judy McGrath attend Nickelodeon's 24th Annual Kids' Choice Awards at Galen Center on April 2, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/KCA2011/Getty Images for Nickelodeon) Photo: Larry Busacca/KCA2011/2011 Larry Busacca/KCA2011

MTV head Judy McGrath, the 30-year network veteran who championed shows like Jersey Shore and Teen Mom, stepped down today. Mogulite alleges it's no coincidence that McGrath left the same day as the premiere of a reality show — and pet project of Viacom chairman Sumner Redstone — about a scantily clad electro-pop band called Electric Barbarellas, especially seeing as McGrath almost quit over the same show last year. We can almost see the tagline, "Don't miss the reality show so heinous, it makes execs want to give up their careers!" [Mogulite]