CW Expands Its Alternative Programming Slate

The network orders original U.S. versions of British series Would I Lie To You? and Killer Camp. Additionally, the CW has acquired episodes of British edition of Would I Lie To You? for broadcast in the U.S.

NBC Names Shelby Shaftel SVP of Alternative

Shelby Shaftel has been promoted to senior vice president of alternative programming and development at NBC. There, as part of her position, she will oversee projects from concept through post-production and direct creative, staffing decisions, talent, marketing and high-level brand partnerships.

Amazon Studios Removes Head Of Alternative

Rob Wade New Fox Alternative President

The longtime producer will oversee the network’s unscripted programming, specials and alternative development slate starting in March. 


ABC Alternate Chief Lisa Berger Leaving

Lisa Berger is leaving ABC after a one-year stint as EVP alternative series, specials and latenight. The parting of the ways is attributed to creative differences. ABC’s VP Alternative Series Rob Mills is expected to oversee the network’s unscripted department until a replacement is found.

USA’s Olander To Head Alternative Series For Syfy

Fox Builds Out Its Alternative Team

Lisa Levenson and Alex Piper join the network, while Amy Cohen is upped to executive director in the first big move made by new chief Simon Andreae.

CNBC Hires Ackerman To Run Alternative Programs