CBS adds Louis Boyd to reality ranks

Producer named vp alternative programming

CBS has hired producer Louis Boyd as an executive in its reality department.

Boyd has been tapped as vp alternative programming and will report to executive vp alternative Jennifer Bresnan. He will work on CBS' current slate of reality programming and help develop new shows.

Boyd has worked on Food Network's "Chefs vs. City," the CW's "Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious" and is nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Style Network's "How Do I Look?"

"As a producer who I've worked with, I know firsthand that Louis brings a wealth of valuable experience to the table," Bresnan said. "I'm so pleased that he's joining our alternative department and know that his skills will help us continue to build our current lineup of successful franchises while developing the next generation of hits."

After years of struggling to find a breakout reality title, CBS launched last season's highest-rated new show, "Undercover Boss."
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