Sharon Levy Joins Endemol Shine as President of TV

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Sharon Levy

The former Spike TV head of originals will oversee both scripted and unscripted for the studio.

Sharon Levy has landed at Endemol Shine North America. The veteran TV executive, who departed Spike TV earlier this year amid the mass Viacom exodus, has been named president of both unscripted and scripted television at the company.

Her addition follows a year of big changes at Endemol Shine, which lost co-CEO Charlie Corwin and unscripted topper Eden Gaha and shuttered its digital studio. Chairman and CEO Cris Abrego announced Levy's hiring on Tuesday.

“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,” said Abrego. “We’re thrilled to have her joining our team here at Endemol Shine and leading our programming efforts going forward.”

Prior to her 12-year tenure at Spike, one that saw her launch Ink Master, Bar Rescue and Deadliest Warrior, Levy started out at Comedy Central before moving to Stone Stanley Entertainment.

“I’m truly excited to be returning to my producing roots and doing so with a company like Endemol Shine — with its global reach and roster of critically acclaimed series and production companies,” said Levy. “There’s a lot of momentum across the unscripted and scripted divisions and I can’t wait to get started with the incredible team.”

Endemol Shine North America, a division of Endemol Shine Group, currently boasts an originals roster that includes Big Brother, the MasterChef franchise, the recently revived Fear Factor and The Real Housewives of Atlanta.