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    Arthur Smith
    Arthur Smith
    CEO, A. Smith & Co. Productions

    Like his late mentor Dick Clark once experienced, Smith now competes with himself in the expanding universe of networks.

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    “We have Hell’s Kitchen on Fox and American Ninja Warrior on NBC, opposite each other,” he says. “That’s a good problem.” After selling his company last year for about $100 million to Tinopolis, Smith, 52, just announced a slew of new shows, including NBC’s feel-good prank-fest Surprise with Jenny McCarthy, and the Fox dating show The Choice, hosted by Cat Deeley.

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    “We also have Ultimate Fighting and Trading Spaces. I love the diversity!” says Smith.

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