Unscripted

NBC hires Hernandez for development role

U.S. net NBC has hired Fernando J. Hernandez (pictured), Ryan Seacrest Productions' exec VP of development and production, to be the new senior VP of alternative development for Universal Television.
August 21, 2012

U.S. net NBC has hired Fernando J. Hernandez (pictured), Ryan Seacrest Productions’ (RSP) exec VP of development and production, to be the new senior VP of alternative development for Universal Television.

In this role, Hernandez will be responsible for all Universal Television reality productions, spearheading new development and overseeing the studio’s in-house producers and ongoing talent deals.

“Fernando is a savvy and outstanding development and production executive who has delivered many hit shows while at Ryan Seacrest Productions, and he also has an invaluable working knowledge of the business as a producer and director,” said Meredith Ahr, NBC Entertainment’s exec VP of alternative programming.

“He is a talented addition to our team and we can’t wait to start working with him.”

Hernandez has worked with RSP since 2009. At the indie, he was responsible for the development and production of a slate of non-scripted and scripted TV titles, including Keeping Up With the Kardashians for E!, Shahs of Sunset for Bravo, and upcoming shows Married to Jonas for E!, Draw Something for CBS, and TV’s Most Dynamic Duos for ABC.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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