Originally posted on Variety:
Five months after longtime alternative chief Mike Darnell exited the network, Fox has finally found a new leader for its unscripted division.
Simon Andreae has been officially hired to run reality at the network, Fox confirmed today. Andreae had been a frontrunner during the lengthy hiring process, as Variety previously reported.
“This was a highly sought-after role in town, and given Fox’s legacy in groundbreaking unscripted entertainment, we were looking for a particular caliber of executive – and we found the perfect fit in Simon,” said the net’s chairman Kevin Reilly. “Not only is Simon known for innovative thinking, he’s a dynamic leader who has been a producer and a network executive on both sides of the pond, and he has the energy and drive to open a new chapter in Fox unscripted.”
News of Andreae’s hiring arrives just two months after the unscripted producer set up U.K. shingle…
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