Jeff Olde Named E!'s Head of Programming
Jeff Olde is heading to E!
Olde, who will be joining the cable network from VH1, will assume the executive vp program development post beginning this summer. At VH1, he serves as executive vp original programming, production and development.
In his E! role, Olde will oversee original programming and series development, reporting to E! President Suzanne Kolb.
He will take on oversight of E!'s franchises including The Soup, Chelsea Lately, Fashion Police, Keeping Up With the Kardashians and Kourtney & Kim Take Miami. Olde also will take on the network's scripted slate.
"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."
Said Olde: "E! has always been a leader in high-quality pop culture news and entertainment and is among the most respected brands in cable television. I am beyond thrilled and excited to join Suzanne in building upon E!'s success and bringing the network to new heights."
At VH1, Olde oversaw the development of Mob Wives, Love & Hip Hop, The Surreal Life, Rock of Love, Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew, Basketball Wives, Tough Love and T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle. He also launched the network into scripted with Single Ladies.
Prior to joining VH1, Olde was a consultant to MTV Networks Music Group President of Entertainment Brian Graden and was a Peabody-winning producer with clients including MTV, VH1 and Disney.