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BMP tapping VP to stick to scripted

Segal previously o'saw p'gramming, skedding at Tribune

HOLLYWOOD — Stepping up its efforts to enter the scripted arena, reality TV outfit Bunim-Murray Productions has hired Philip Segal to the newly created position of exec veep of current programming and development.

Segal will help guide the shingle’s work on the scripted side, with projects in various stages of development set up at several cable networks.

BMP remains best known for MTV skeins “The Real World” and “Road Rules” as well as the hit Fox show “The Simple Life.” Last month, NBC Universal TV Distribution greenlit a second cycle of shingle’s sudser strip “Starting Over” (Daily Variety, April 26).

Segal arrives from Tribune Entertainment, where he was senior exec VP of scripted programming and development, and oversaw all programming and scheduling for the Tribune Station Group’s weekend first-run action hours.

Prior to Tribune, Segal held positions with DreamWorks TV, Amblin Entertainment, ABC, Columbia Pictures Television, and ICM. His credits include work on successful scripted skeins “Designing Women,” “Married With Children,” “Twin Peaks,” “ER” and “thirtysomething.”

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