‘Dancing with the Stars’ Showrunner Departs For FOX
“Dancing with the Stars” showrunner Rob Wade just joined FOX as its president of alternative entertainment and specials.
He previously was the producer for “The X Factor” and “America’s Got Talent” and was the head of TV at Simon Cowell’s SyCo Entertainment North America.
FOX made the announcement on Monday in a press release:
“Unscripted programming is one of the true hallmarks of broadcast television. No other platform captures the immediacy and excitement of a big, broad, breakout unscripted hit like broadcast, and we are committed to expanding our efforts in this area beginning today, with Rob. Rob’s an incredibly well-respected executive and producer with a proven track record working on reality hits. He’s also a creator himself, which makes him the perfect person to lead this charge. We’re confident Rob has the creative vision to shape this area in the same way we’ve shaped the scripted side at the studio through our partnerships with some of the best talent in the business.”
To be brutally honest, I don’t think ABC will have a hard time finding a replacement. How hard is it to run a reality show anyway? DWTS premieres early March 2017 and I am so excited!