Sternberg ups reality maven

Murphy named head of production

Scott Sternberg Prods. has promoted Patrick Murphy to head of production and landed a second-season renewal of “That’s the Question” at GSN, clearing the way for 65 half-hours of the pop-culture gameshow.

Murphy, whose new title is senior VP and exec in charge of production, has proved himself in his work on three Sternberg shows: “Hey Paula,” the Bravo reality series focusing on Paula Abdul that premiered last month; “The Academy,” a weekly nonscripted hour to premiere on MyNetworkTV in September that follows trainees putting themselves through the grueling regimen required of candidates to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept.; and the relationship show “Seduce a Celeb,” for the online GoFish network.

While continuing with these three skeins, Murphy will oversee “The Real CSI,” a proposed series that has wangled the full cooperation of the Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center at Cal State L.A.

Murphy was previously a senior VP of Bunim-Murray Prods. (“Real World”).

The second season of “That’s the Question” begins Sept. 10.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Scene News from Variety

Loading