TV Guide Network has expanded its original programming department with the appointments of Jessie Surovell (pictured left) and Kristan Giordano (pictured right) to veep of development and VP of original programming, respectively.
Both report to Paul Adler, senior vice president, original programming and development.
Surovell comes to TVGN from Shed Media US, where she served as executive director of development and was involved in developing shows such as "Marriage Ref" and "Bethenny Getting Married." In her new role, she will be responsible for creating new original series for the network.
A 10 year-vet of TVGN, Giordano most recently served as exec producer at the network. As VP of original programming, she will oversee TVGN's lineup, which includes "Big Brother After Dark," "Popsugar Now" and "The Story Behind" series, as well as TVGN-produced specials and red carpet events.