Lifetime Taps Pair to Oversee Reality

10:20 AM PST 11/02/2011 by THR Staff

Abigail Harvey and Noah Pollack join the female-skewing cable network as vp reality programming.

Lifetime is continuing its push into reality with two new executive hires.

Abigail Harvey and Noah Pollack have joined the network as vp reality programming, the network announced Wednesday.

In their new roles, Harvey and Pollack will be responsible for developing and overseeing production of nonfiction fare for the female-skewing cable network. Harvey, based in New York, and Pollack, based in Los Angeles, will both report to Gena McCarthy, senior vp reality and alternative programming at Lifetime.

“Both Abigail and Noah bring extensive experience in creating hits in the unscripted arena, as well as a keen eye for identifying and developing distinctive programming, to Lifetime," McCarthy said in announcing the new hires. "We are thrilled to have executives with such strong backgrounds and experience join our team."

Harvey has 20 years experience in the unscripted arena, serving as an EP and showrunner in both the U.S. and U.K., where she spent the bulk of her career at the BBC. Her credits include Watch Dog andCharlie's Garden Army.

Pollack, a member of  The Hollywood Reporter's Next Gen Class of 2010, comes to Lifetime from VH1 where he served as vp series development and original programming. While at the music-focused cabler, he launched Basketball Wives, Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew and The T.O. Show.

Lifetime's current reality roster includes America's Supernanny, Dance Moms and Project Accessory.

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