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USA Network, Which Has Not Had An Executive Dedicated To Reality TV For Almost Three Years, Hires One

Feb 3, 2011  •  Post A Comment

USA Network has tapped Heather Olander as senior vice president alternative programming, signaling a return to reality programming for the network, which hasn’t had a dedicated reality executive for almost three years, reports Deadline.com.

Olander will report to USA’s president of original programming Jeff Wachtel, the story says.

Olander is moving from CBS Television Distribution, where she served as vice president of programming and development. Before that role, she worked at MTV as vice president of original series development and current programming.

The article notes that USA is already working on the revival of "WWE Tough Enough," its first reality series in five years, and that Wachtel said he hopes to have USA’s first new reality show developed under Olander ready to debut in the fall or early 2012.

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