Salon's Daniel D'Addario spoke with SyFy's executive vice president of programming and original movies, Thomas Vitale, about the social media buzz that garnered Sharknado unsuspecting popularity and serves as a boon for the channel. -----
Vitale: "We do have 24 movies a year, and the movies have all different flavors, if you will. We do the over-the-top campy ones. We’ve had a string of movies with the thing in the title that gets people to take notice: Mansquito, Dinocroc, Sharktopus. We do two or three movies a year where it’s really in the title..."