Jeff Olde will be stepping down from his role as EVP, programming and development at E!
In an internal memo to staff sent yesterday (Sept. 5), Olde noted that he was leaving the NBCUniversal-owned cable network after four-and-a-half years to “chart his next adventure.”
Olde’s credits during this time at E! included unscripted series such as Hollywood Medium, The Life of Kyle, Daytime Divas, WAGS and Mariah’s World, as well as scripted series including The Royals and The Arrangement.
“E! is such a fun and special brand,” wrote Olde. “It’s been an absolute blast not only developing and making the shows, but because of the wonderful and talented people across all departments. “
Before E!, Olde worked as exec VP of original programming, production and development at Viacom-owned cable net VH1, where 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.
Prior to 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.
“It’s been an amazing ride and I’m so grateful to all the departments, show producers and mostly to my passionate team led by Damla Dogan and Leela Pon who take risks, deliver amazing work, and have made me laugh every single day. It has been a pleasure and honor to work alongside your talented group. You are all some of the very best in the biz and I can’t wait to see where you take E! next,” Olde concluded.
Odle has not revealed his plans going forward.