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WME Signs ‘Deadliest Catch’ Producing Vet Bill Pruitt

WME has signed reality TV producer Bill Pruitt, Variety has learned. The veteran producer of of unscripted entertainment has won four Emmys.

Pruitt was the showrunner on hit adventure series “Deadliest Catch” and “Swamp People.” He was also supervising producer on “The Amazing Race” and a producer on the first two seasons of “The Apprentice.” Recently, he oversaw many shows for Viceland, “The Watch” for National Geographic, “Monster Island” for Animal Planet and “The Wanted” for NBC News.

He co-created and exec produced Discovery’s “Weed Country,” which explores the standoff between marijuana growers and law enforcement in Northern California’s Emerald Triangle.

In addition to his four Emmys, Pruitt has been nominated by the PGA as nonfiction producer of the year three times.

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