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"Andy is a phenomenal host, not only because he has brought so much fun to the show but also because he truly wants these participants to find love, and that genuine level of interest enables him to elicit both touching and hilariously awkward dating moments from them," said Fox alternative entertainment and specials president Rob Wade. "I'd also like to thank Mike Darnell and Mike Fleiss, who, along with Andy, have helped redefine »
- THR Staff
NBC has given a six-episode order to a primetime game show based on segments from Ellen DeGeneres’ daytime series.
The hourlong “Ellen’s Game of Games” will raid the cupboards of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” drawing from a well of games like “What’s In the Box?” and “Know Or Go?”
DeGeneres will host the Warner Horizon Television series and exec produce via her studio-based A Very Good Production banner. Additional executive producers include Mary Connelly, Ed Glavin, Andy Lassner from”The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” as well as Kevin Leman, Jeff Kleeman and David A. Hurwitz. Telepictures, which produces DeGeneres’ syndicated talk show that airs on 82 NBC owned and affiliated stations, will serve in the same capacity alongside Warner Horizon Unscripted Television.
“Ellen’s impact as a daytime icon is unprecedented and we can’t wait to see her bring that amazing spirit to ‘Game of Games,’” NBC alternative and reality group president Paul Telegdy said. “She »
- Oriana Schwindt
Fox Broadcasting Company is reinstating its President of Alternative Entertainment and Specials post, hiring producer and executive Rob Wade for it. Starting in March, he will oversee the network's unscripted programming, specials and alternative development slate, reporting to Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group. Following the May 2013 departure of longtime Fox reality chief, president of alternative Mike Darnell, Fox brought in Simon Andr… »
Fox isn't just building up its number of unscripted series, the network is bolstering its reality executive ranks as well.
The network on Monday announced that veteran TV producer Rob Wade has been named president of alternative entertainment and specials. He will join the network in March, at which time he will oversee Fox's entire roster of unscripted programming, specials and alternative development.
This marks the first time since the 2013 departure of Mike Darnell that someone has held the post of president in the reality sphere. Fox executive Corie Henson has been running the department since she »
- Michael O'Connell
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