You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Bravo Exec to Head Fox Intl. Channels Unscripted Unit

Christian Barcellos to beef up Fox Life brand, unscripted development for FIC

Fox Intl. Channels has recruited Bravo exec Christian Barcellos to oversee a lifestyle and reality programming unit to feed original unscripted fare to more than 300 channels worldwide.

As exec VP of lifestyle and reality programming, Barcellos will focus on beefing up Fox’s overseas lifestyle channel brand, Fox Life, as well as unscripted development, production and acquisitions for other Fox-branded entertainment outlets. Starting next month, he will be based in Gotham and report to FIC prexy Hernan Lopez.

“Christian is a creative force who has helped shape the (unscripted) genre in the U.S.,” Lopez said in announcing the hire.

Barcellos comes to FIC after serving as veep of production and as an exec producer for Bravo. He’s steered many of the cabler’s hits, including the “Real Housewives” franchise, “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” “Flipping Out” and “Bethenny Ever After.”

Before Bravo, he worked as a marketing creative services exec for Rainbow Media. He got his start working at TV station WAPA-TV in Puerto Rico, which gave him a perspective on TV outside the U.S. from the start. He called the new FIC post “my dream job.”

AT FIC, Barcellos is the unscripted counterpart to Sharon Tal Yguado, exec veep of scripted programming and original development. She has been busy in the past few years scouting U.S. drama prospects for FIC channels as well as developing an original slate of dramas, starting with a new property, “Outcast,” from Robert Kirkman, creator of “The Walking Dead” graphic novels.

 

More TV

  • David Cassidy'Once In A Lifetime' concert

    Celebrities Remember David Cassidy: 'Love and Mercy to David'

    Fox Intl. Channels has recruited Bravo exec Christian Barcellos to oversee a lifestyle and reality programming unit to feed original unscripted fare to more than 300 channels worldwide. As exec VP of lifestyle and reality programming, Barcellos will focus on beefing up Fox’s overseas lifestyle channel brand, Fox Life, as well as unscripted development, production […]

  • This Is Us Chrissy Metz

    ‘This Is Us’ Star Chrissy Metz Breaks Down Kate’s Grieving Process

    Fox Intl. Channels has recruited Bravo exec Christian Barcellos to oversee a lifestyle and reality programming unit to feed original unscripted fare to more than 300 channels worldwide. As exec VP of lifestyle and reality programming, Barcellos will focus on beefing up Fox’s overseas lifestyle channel brand, Fox Life, as well as unscripted development, production […]

  • David Cassidy Partridge Family

    David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' Star, Dies at 67

    Fox Intl. Channels has recruited Bravo exec Christian Barcellos to oversee a lifestyle and reality programming unit to feed original unscripted fare to more than 300 channels worldwide. As exec VP of lifestyle and reality programming, Barcellos will focus on beefing up Fox’s overseas lifestyle channel brand, Fox Life, as well as unscripted development, production […]

  • Jason Beghe

    'Chicago P.D.' Star Jason Beghe Investigated for 'Anger Issues'

    Fox Intl. Channels has recruited Bravo exec Christian Barcellos to oversee a lifestyle and reality programming unit to feed original unscripted fare to more than 300 channels worldwide. As exec VP of lifestyle and reality programming, Barcellos will focus on beefing up Fox’s overseas lifestyle channel brand, Fox Life, as well as unscripted development, production […]

  • TV News Roundup: Fox Sets Premiere

    TV News Roundup: Fox Sets Midseason Premiere Dates for 'LA to Vegas,' 'The Resident'

    Fox Intl. Channels has recruited Bravo exec Christian Barcellos to oversee a lifestyle and reality programming unit to feed original unscripted fare to more than 300 channels worldwide. As exec VP of lifestyle and reality programming, Barcellos will focus on beefing up Fox’s overseas lifestyle channel brand, Fox Life, as well as unscripted development, production […]

  • The Crown Series 2 World Premiere

    Claire Foy, Matt Smith Walk Final Carpet as Royals at 'The Crown' Season 2 Premiere in London

    Fox Intl. Channels has recruited Bravo exec Christian Barcellos to oversee a lifestyle and reality programming unit to feed original unscripted fare to more than 300 channels worldwide. As exec VP of lifestyle and reality programming, Barcellos will focus on beefing up Fox’s overseas lifestyle channel brand, Fox Life, as well as unscripted development, production […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content