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Buccieri’s new responsibilities at ITV have allowed him to better leverage content in the U.S. as well as overseas. The success of Come Dine With Me -- on the air in 34 countries -- has spawned spinoff Come Date With Me, which already is in six territories with plans to bring it stateside.
“Having this position makes it easier to sell a show in the U.S.,” says the 45-year-old married father of two who lives in Los Angeles.
ITV Studios America continues to cook, with Fox recently renewing Hell’s Kitchen for two seasons.
“Fox has put it in every conceivable time period, and it has thrived,” says Buccieri.