You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

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.

More TV

  • Bette Midler, Judith Light Join Netflix's

    Bette Midler and Judith Light Join Ryan Murphy's 'The Politician' on Netflix

    Bette Midler and Judith Light will guest star on “The Politician,” the first series Ryan Murphy will launch on Netflix after he inked a deal with the streamer last year. Murphy made the announcement at the end of Saturday’s PaleyFest panel for his FX series “Pose,” and noted that Midler and Light will both appear [...]

  • Mj Rodriguez, Billy Porter, Indya MooreFX's

    Patti LuPone Joins FX's 'Pose' as Season 2 Jumps to 1990

    “Pose” co-creator Ryan Murphy revealed that Broadway legend Patti LuPone will guest star on the upcoming second season of the FX drama, and that the series will jump ahead to 1990. Murphy made the announcement while moderating the “Pose” panel at PaleyFest on Saturday, telling lead actress MJ Rodriguez that she will share many scenes [...]

  • The Good Doctor

    Series Mania: Freddie Highmore Talks ‘The Good Doctor,’ Arsenal, Norman Bates

    LILLE, France —  God, Freddie Highmore’s good at crying. There’s a scene in “Neverland,” screened at his Series Mania masterclass, where he’s acting opposite Johnny Depp. His mother has just died. Highmore sits on a park bench, clutching a notebook, which she helped as tears well in his eyes, and he tries to keep in [...]

  • WGA Agents Contract Tug of War

    Showrunners, Screenwriters Back WGA in Agency Battle, Sides to Meet Again Tuesday

    More than 750 showrunners and screenwriters have backed the WGA’s battle against talent agencies taking packaging fees and other changes to the rules governing the business relationship between agents and writers. The letter of support issued Saturday is significant because of the immense clout showrunners and prominent screenwriters possess in Hollywood. Several showrunners had recently [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content