As SVP of alternative series, specials and latenight programming at ABC Entertainment, he will be in charge of development, current production and specials for ABC’s alternative series.
Robert Mills today was named senior vice president, alternative series, specials and latenight programming, ABC Entertainment.
Effective immediately, Mills is charged with development, current production and specials for ABC’s alternative series. He has oversight of the alternative series staff and reports directly to Paul Lee, president, ABC Entertainment Group.
In his previous position, Mills was instrumental to the success of The Bachelor franchise, the long-running family favorite AFV and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Mills has overseen production on Shark Tank, Dancing with the Stars, The Taste and the new series from Ellen DeGeneres, Repeat After Me, and Mark Burnett’s 500 Questions.
Mills role included oversight of network special events, including the American Music Awards, the CMA Awards, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest, The Billboard Awards and the upcoming 87th Oscars.
Prior to joining the ABC alternative department in 2003, Mills began his career as an assistant in the Alternative Department at CAA.
Mills holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stonehill College and a Master of Fine Arts in Film from Loyola Marymount University.