Former Celebrity Mole PA now oversees production on Survivor, Big Brother

Over the summer, CBS hired that Louis Boyd as vice president for alternative programming (i.e. reality TV) to report to executive vice president for alternative programming Jen Bresnan, who was hired two years ago. In June, Bresnan told The Hollywood Reporter, “As a producer who I’ve worked with, I know firsthand that Louis brings a wealth of valuable experience to the table.”

Among that experience: Boyd worked as a production assistant on Celebrity Mole Hawaii. That’s a pretty impressive and rapid rise, since that was filmed in 2002, and is one of the things revealed in IMDB says he was a supervising producer on Stylista, a senior segmnet producer on Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious, and an associate producer on The Swan.

Now at CBS, according to the newspaper, “he’s overseeing production of such shows as Survivor, Amazing Race, Undercover Boss and Big Brother.”

Thornton Fractional South graduate lands VP job at CBS [Northwest Indiana Times]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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