Rob Bagshaw named Nick’s Unscripted EVP

Author: Nickandmore!


BURBANK, Calif.—Jan. 31, 2019— Nickelodeon has named Rob Bagshaw to the position of Executive Vice President, Unscripted Content. In this new role for the network, Bagshaw will be in charge of the development and production of unscripted content across all formats and platforms, ranging from reality competition shows to the network’s marquee live events like Kids’ Choice Awards and Kids’ Choice Sports. Bagshaw will report to Nickelodeon President Brian Robbins and will be based in the network’s Burbank headquarters.

Robbins said: “Unscripted series are continually the most popular shows in every demo, and Rob has a proven talent for creating a wide range of hits. I’m excited to have him join our team, where he can use his experience and skills to create the next wave of fun, must-watch shows for our kids and family audience.”

Added Bagshaw: “I am thrilled to join Brian and the Nickelodeon family to create an exciting slate of unscripted content. This is the perfect time to build on the network’s extraordinary legacy and bring audiences together with a new portfolio of awesome, co-viewing entertainment.”

Bagshaw brings over 20 years of unscripted television experience to Nickelodeon having produced and launched many groundbreaking shows throughout his career, including the Emmy-winning RuPaul’s Drag Race and Emmy-nominated Project Runway All Stars, along with Top Chef Masters, Paradise HotelJim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge, and British talk shows This Morning and The Big Breakfast.

Most recently, Bagshaw served as an executive producer on If I Could Tell You Just One Thing, the upcoming YouTube series with Priyanka Chopra, and E!’s forthcoming The Funny Dance Show.  Previously, Bagshaw was Senior Vice President and head of Bunim/Murray Productions’ New York office; served as the executive producer of current programming and development at BBC Worldwide Productions; and was the head of international programming for UK production company Mentorn Media.

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