Syfy’s new head of alternative development and production Heather Olander continues to build her team, recruiting Kelly Garner of Craig Piligian’s Pilgrim Studios to join the network as VP Alternative Development and Production. Based in the channel’s Los Angeles office, Garner will develop and oversee unscripted programming, reporting to SVP Olander. Garner joins another recent addition to Syfy’s alternative programming group, Andie Beckerman, who joined as new VP Alternative Development and Production a couple of weeks ago.
During his career, Garner has produced such unscripted series as Last Comic Standing, Ax Men, The Contender, Black and Rockstar: INXS.
“With Kelly’s diverse experience, record of success and self-proclaimed fan boy status, he is terrific addition to our strong programming team,” said Olander.
Syfy currently has in development reality series Hackers, which revolves around the world of computer hacking, and has the Silicon Valley-based docu-series The Bazillion Dollar Club coming up later this year.