Heather Olander

USA Network greenlights ‘Cannonball’ series

USA Network has handed a series order for physical competition series Cannonball.  The 10-part series, which is based on a Talpa format, will be produced by ITV Entertainment and is to premiere next year. The show, which aired on UK broadcaster ITV in 2017 for one series before being cancelled, sees contestants engaging in whacky […]

Syfy poaches Pilgrim’s Garner

US cable channel Syfy has poached Pilgrim Studios development exec Kelly Garner. He will be VP, alternative development and production at the NBCUniversal-owned network, having previously been VP, development and original programming at American Chopper prodco Pilgrim. His hire comes weeks after that of AMC Networks exec Andie Beckerman Syfy, Pilgrim Studios, Kelly Garner, Heather […]

AMC’s Beckerman heads to Syfy

US cable channel Syfy has poached AMC Networks’ executive Andie Beckerman to become its VP, alternative development and production. Beckerman’s exit from AMC comes after the company decided to pull back from unscripted programming. She was AMC’s director of development, unscripted original programming. At Syfy, she will be based at the firm’s LA office and […]