VH1 executive Jeff Olde will join E! this summer as its
executive VP of program development, the NBCUniversal-owned cable network
announced Wednesday. He will report to E! president Suzanne Kolb.
Olde will oversee original programming and series
development including franchises like The Soup, Chelsea Lately, Fashion
Police and Keeping up with the Kardashians, as well as the network's
scripted series development. He fills the role vacated by former E! programming
president Lisa Berger, who
resigned in January.
"Jeff is an incredibly gifted executive with deep
industry relationships and a unique creative expertise," said Kolb.
"His passion for pop culture and proven track record for serving the
audience will be invaluable to our long-term growth."
Olde is currently executive VP of original
programming, production and development at VH1, where he oversaw such reality
series as Mob Wives, Love & Hip Hop and The Surreal Life;
scripted drama Single Ladies; and pop culture programming like Best
Week Ever and Behind the Music. Prior to joining VH1, he was a
creative consultant to Brian Graden, president of entertainment for MTV
Networks Music Group, and an independent producer.