“Joe Millionaire” co-exec producer/showrunner Liz Bronstein has inked a two-year overall deal with Sony Pictures Television.
Pact calls for Bronstein to develop and produce unscripted network, syndie and cable skeins for SPT. She’s also been tapped to serve as exec producer of the studio’s revival of “The Newlywed Game” for NBC.
Bronstein had seven-figure deal offers on the table from several other outlets before inking with Sony.
SPT senior VP of development and cable programming Zack Van Amburg said Bronstein’s narrative skills made her a valuable asset to the studio.
“Reality TV on the broadcast networks is all about capturing a story in a way that has real stakes,” he said. “You take a look a Liz’s work throughout her career and you see she’s an incredible storyteller.”
Van Amburg said CAA-repped Bronstein will be key in reshaping the classic “Newlywed Game” format for a new primetime aud.
“She thinks there are stories that haven’t been told about these couples,” he said. “The great thing about Liz is that she constantly wants to break new ground.”
In addition to her work on Fox’s Rocket Science-produced “Joe Millionaire” — the most-watched show of the just-concluded season in adults 18-49 — Bronstein served as co-exec producer and showrunner of “Project Greenlight,” the critically hailed and Emmy-nominated HBO reality skein about the making of an indie feature. Credits also include a gig as supervising producer on A&E’s “Biography.”
SPT’s “Newlywed Game” has an eight-episode order from NBC, which has greenlit an equal number of segs for Sony’s new take on “The Dating Game” (Daily Variety, March 4). The two skeins are expected to launch as a block next season.