Longtime unscripted TV exec Rob Mills has been upped to executive vice president of unscripted and alternative entertainment at Walt Disney Television, expanding his role to lead a newly formed alternative programming production unit, Walt Disney Television Alternative.
CBS’s slate of reality shows is set to become more diverse after the network introduced a series of representation targets. The network has introduced an edict that 50% of its casts for its unscripted shows must be Black, Indigenous or People of Color (BIPOC) and it has committed that at least 25% of its annual unscripted development budget must go towards creators and producers that are BIPOC.
The executive is leaving after nine years at the broadcaster, including three at the top of the unscripted division.
Chris Castallo will oversee unscripted TV development and executive produce series including Eco-Challenge and the streamer’s Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn series.
Three days after the first reality TV president was sworn into office, hundreds of reality TV producers swarmed into Washington for the RealScreen Summit, an annual conference for nonfiction programmers. President Trump, the former Apprentice star, was a popular conversation topic. The phrase “the next four years” repeatedly came up as experts pondered the impact Trump’s victory could have on reality TV.