or


[02/02/11 - 02:25 PM]
USA Network Names Heather Olander Senior Vice President, Alternative Programming
Olander was most recently VP of programming and development for CBS Television Distribution.

[via press release from USA]

USA NETWORK NAMES HEATHER OLANDER SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMMING

LOS ANGELES, CA - February 2, 2011 - Heather Olander joins USA Network as senior vice president, alternative programming, it was announced today by Jeff Wachtel, president, USA original programming and co-head of original content, Universal Cable Productions. Olander will oversee all USA alternative development and production, reporting to Wachtel.

"One way we are building our original programming portfolio is by pushing out into new genres to complement the success we've enjoyed in scripted one hours," said Wachtel. "As we open up to non-scripted programming, we are very lucky to have attracted such a talented, energizing and experienced exec as Heather to our creative team."

Olander was most recently VP of programming and development for CBS Television Distribution where she was involved with developing new syndicated shows as well as overseeing current first-run strips. She oversaw the development and production of the pilot "Excused" for syndication, and also developed the daytime talk show pilot "Say it Now" for CBS. Prior to CTD Olander was at MTV, where she served as VP of original series development and current programming. While at MTV she managed the development and production of primetime and daytime series, including "Rob and Big," "A Shot at Love," "Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods," "Disaster Date" and "Taking the Stage." She also executive produced "Britney: For the Record." In 2001 she joined Carsey Werner Mandabach as a manager before moving up to director of alternative series development where she created and developed "Boarding House: North Shore," a one-hour reality summer series for the WB. She also worked on the development and production of "The Offensive Show," a half-hour variety pilot for Showtime; "The Ross Show," a half-hour pilot for Bravo starring "The Tonight Show's" Ross Mathews and "Starved," a scripted half-hour for FX.

Olander graduated with a BA from Cornell University.

USA Network is the #1 network in all of basic cable and is seen in over 102 million U.S. homes. A division of NBC Universal, USA is the cable television leader in original series and home to the best in blockbuster theatrical films, acquired television series and entertainment events. The award-winning USA website is located at www.usanetwork.com. Characters Welcome.

USA Network is a program service of NBC Universal Cable a division of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.





  [february 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· BOARDING HOUSE: NORTH SHORE (WB)
· DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE, A (MTV)
· EXCUSED (SYNDICATION)
· LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL: THE SEARCH FOR ELLE WOODS (MTV)
· ROB & BIG (MTV)
· ROSS SHOW!, THE (BRAVO)
· STARVED (FX)
· TAKING THE STAGE (MTV)









[04/01/15 - 11:41 AM]
"Idol" Fan Save on Twitter Adds New and Dramatic Real-Time Twist to Season!
Beginning this week, fans have the opportunity to save a finalist from elimination by a real-time vote using Twitter.

[04/01/15 - 10:49 AM]
ABC Family Picks Up Three New Unscripted Series: "Startup U," "Next Step Realty: NYC" and "Monica the Medium"
These unscripted series join recently greenlit series "Becoming Us" (formerly "My Transparent Life") and "Job or No Job," which will all premiere this summer.

[04/01/15 - 10:30 AM]
E! Continues to Boost Original Programming with Introduction of Three New Series and Return of Three Hit Franchises
"#RichKids of Beverly Hills" (Sunday, May 24), "Total Divas" (Summer 2015) and "Christina Milian Turned Up" (Fall 2015) are all due back.

[04/01/15 - 10:03 AM]
truTV Spring 2015 Highlights
Said offerings include the return of "Fake Off" (Wednesday, May 6), "Barmageddon" (Monday, June 1) and "How to Be a Grown Up" (Tuesday, June 2).

[04/01/15 - 10:00 AM]
Fifth Harmony, Carly Rae Jepsen, Chelsea Kane, Sweet Suspense, Kelsea Ballerini, and Stars of "black-ish" and "Teen Beach 2" to Present at the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards
A 30-minute pre-show originating from the red carpet and a 90-minute awards show telecast will be presented on multiple platforms around the world beginning Sunday, April 26 (7:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel.

[04/01/15 - 10:00 AM]
CBS Announces Season Finale Airdates
Plus: "Stalker" will rejoin the schedule on Monday, May 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/01/15 - 09:45 AM]
Creative Team Behind "The Bachelor" Franchise Introduces New Luxurious Line of Hot Tubs to Be Sold at Retailers Nationwide Beginning April 1
"Hot tubs represent a great way of life - a life filled with romance and passion," said Bachelor creator/executive producer Mike Fleiss.

[04/01/15 - 09:38 AM]
USA Network's WWE "Monday Night Raw" Attracts Largest Audience in Nearly Three Years
USA spins the numbers for Monday, March 30.

[04/01/15 - 09:31 AM]
Second Round of Performers Announced to Perform on "ACM Presents: Superstar Duets," Friday, May 15 on CBS
The special, taping April 17-18 at the two-day ACM Party for a Cause Festival at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, will be broadcast Friday, May 15 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

[04/01/15 - 08:45 AM]
NBC Ties for the Nightlong Win Against All-Original Competition on the Big 4, Despite Encores of "Voice" and "Chicago Fire"
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 31.

[04/01/15 - 08:38 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "NCIS," "Dovekeepers" Top Viewers for CBS
The Eye however shares the adults 18-49 crown with NBC last night.

[04/01/15 - 08:36 AM]
"Forever" Is No. 1 at 10pm in Adults 18-49 with an 11% Rise Week to Week
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 31.

[04/01/15 - 08:29 AM]
Nat Geo WILD Celebrates Earth Day with Slate of Original Animal Programming Throughout April
To help localize the Earth Day effort, Nat Geo WILD will invite people to post a selfie with the part of the Earth they most want to protect, using the hashtag #earthdayselfie.

[04/01/15 - 07:24 AM]
NBC Sports Group Fills Out 2015 Stanley Cup Playoff Bracket with Complete Coverage Beginning April 15
During April, May and June, NBC Sports Group will televise as many as 105 playoff games and possibly more than 260 hours of programming.

[04/01/15 - 07:21 AM]
CNBC's "Consumed: The Real Restaurant Business" Premieres Wednesday, May 13 at 10PM ET/PT
CNBC takes viewers behind-the-scenes of five very different restaurants in the ultra-competitive New York food scene, chronicling their every struggle and occasional triumph.