Doganieri gets real as co-exec producer
“The Amazing Race” has handed Elise Doganieri a “fast-forward” pass, promoting her to co-exec producer of the CBS reality skein.
Doganieri created the skein, which has won the top reality series Emmy for two years in a row, with husband Bertram van Munster. Van Munster — the show’s exec producer — and Doganieri also share co-creator credit.
Doganieri had previously been supervising producer and, before that, producer on the show. “The Amazing Race” is aiming for a third consecutive kudo at this Sunday’s Primetime Emmys.
Skein will premiere its eighth season — a special family edition, with teams consisting of four relatives — on Sept. 27. Show will hit its 100th episode mark sometime this fall.
” ‘Race’ has created such a special niche for itself in the genre, and I look forward to creating another 100 shows,” Doganieri said.
Besides “Race,” Doganieri’s credits include serving as a producer on ABC’s “Profiles From the Front Line” as well as producer and story editor on the pilot for Paramount’s firstrun skein “Wild Things.” She worked in advertising before moving into TV.
The reality adventure follows teams traveling around the world, competing on various challenges and following instructions on clues labeled “detour,” “road block” and “fast forward.” Series, which premiered in 2001, comes from Bruckheimer TV, Earthview, Touchstone TV and Amazing Race Prods.