VH1 programming head Jeff Olde joins E!

VH1 exec Jeff Olde (pictured) is leaving the network to become executive VP of program development at E!, effective this summer.
March 27, 2013

VH1 programming head Jeff Olde (pictured) is leaving the network to become executive VP of program development at E!

Effective this summer, Olde will oversee the development and production of original programming for┬áthe NBC Universal-owned cable network’s core franchises, including The Soup, Chelsea Lately, Fashion Police, Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Kourtney & Kim Take Miami, as well as its scripted slate. He will report to network president Suzanne Kolb.

As exec VP of original programming, production and development at Viacom-owned cable net VH1, he oversaw development of reality and pop culture series such as Mob Wives, Love & Hip Hop, The Surreal Life, Rock of Love, Basketball Wives, T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle, Behind The Music and Pop Up Video, among others.

He also greenlit the network’s first scripted mini-series, Single Ladies, from executive producer Queen Latifah, as well as the biopic TLC: Crazy, Sexy, Cool and sketch comedy show Stevie TV.

Before he joined VH1, Olde was a creative consultant to MTV Networks Music Group president of entertainment Brian Graden, and worked as a producer for networks such as Lifetime, VH1 and MTV.

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