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Syfy poaches Pilgrim’s Garner

US cable channel Syfy has poached Pilgrim Studios development exec Kelly Garner.

He will be VP, alternative development and production at the NBCUniversal-owned network, having previously been VP, development and original programming at American Chopper prodco Pilgrim.

His hire comes weeks after that of AMC Networks exec Andie Beckerman Syfy, Pilgrim Studios, Kelly Garner, Heather Olander, Andie Beckerman , who was tapped as VP, development and production.

At Syfy, Garner will develop and oversee alternative unscripted programming, based out of the channel’s LA office. He will report to senior VP, alternative development and production Heather Olander.

Garner counts shows such as Last Comic Standing, Ax Men, The Contender, Black Gold and Rockstar: INXS on his CV.
“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.