The move is part of the executive restructuring in NBCUniversal’s entertainment cable group, which put the scripted operations of Syfy, USA Network, Bravo and E! under EVP Scripted Content Bill McGoldrick. He last week named his senior team, with Alex Sepiol overseeing scripted development for the entire portfolio, and Michael Sluchan overseeing current for all four networks.
The new centralized structure made a number of positions redundant, leading to their elimination. Additionally, some scripted executives at the individual networks opted to leave, including USA EVP Jackie de Crinis, who signed an overall deal at UCP; Bravo’s Andrew Wang, who joined Viola Davis’ production company; and E!’s Kevin Plunkett.
Shapiro joined Syfy in 2012. He previously worked as Mandeville Television, Sandy Grushow’s Phase Two Prods and Big Ticket Television. Storey is a 15-year Syfy veteran.