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[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.





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· 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)





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