Fernando J. Hernandez has been named to the newly created position of Senior Vice President of Alternative Development for Universal Television. In this role, he’ll be responsible for all Universal Television reality productions, spearheading new development and overseeing the studio’s in-house producers and ongoing talent deals.
Fernando comes to Universal Television from Ryan Seacrest Productions where he was Executive Vice President of Development and Production since 2009. He previously oversaw all aspects of Ryan Seacrest Productions’ original programming. He was responsible for the development and production of several non-scripted and scripted television properties, including “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” for E!.
Before that, he was executive producer on TV Land’s “She’s Got the Look,” ABC Family’s “Venus & Serena: For Real,” and MTV’s “Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen & Dave.” He also produced and directed projects for VH1, TLC and MTV International.
Fernando was also Vice President of Development at MTV from 1999 to 2004, where he oversaw such series as “Becoming,” “Control Freak” and “Kidnapped.”