Endemol Shine North America Names Sharon Levy President of Unscripted and Scripted Television

Former Spike TV executive to oversee show development
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Endemol Shine North America has named cable programming veteran Sharon Levy as its president of unscripted and scripted television, the company announced Tuesday. 

Levy, who most recently served as executive vice president of original series for Spike Tv, will report to Endemol Shine North America CEO Cris Abrego, according to the company.

Endemol Shine North America, a division of Endemol Shine Group, produces such hits as Big Brother (CBS), MasterChef (Fox); The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo), Ink Master (Spike) and Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge (CMT) as well as upcoming series and upcoming series Trading Spaces (TLC).

“Sharon is one of our industry’s most well-respected executives and brings with her a tremendous amount of experience developing and producing hits across a wide array of genres,” says Abrego in a statement. “We’re thrilled to have her joining our team here at Endemol Shine and leading our programming efforts going forward.”

During her tenure at Spike, Levy was credited with overseeing the acquisition, creation and production of such network original shows as  Ink Master, Bar Rescue, TIME: The Kalief Browder Story, Tut and more recently, The Mist.