Sharon Levy Heads Endemol Shine N.A. Unscripted, Scripted
Endemol Shine North America has named Sharon Levy president, unscripted and scripted television.
Levy was most recently EVP of original series for Spike TV, where she spent the last 12 years building the network’s brand with unscripted and scripted series, as well as documentaries.
Endemol Shine North America, a division of Endemol Shine Group, has an unscripted lineup that includes Big Brother (CBS), MasterChef and MasterChef Junior (Fox), The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo), Swamp People (History), Ink Master (Spike), Fear Factor (MTV), T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle (VH1), Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge (CMT), Billion Dollar Buyer (CNBC) and the upcoming Page Six TV (syndicated), Best.Cover.Ever (YouTube) and TLC’s Trading Spaces.
During her seven years at Spike TV, Levy oversaw the acquisition, creation and production of all entertainment throughout the network’s evolution. Levy transformed Spike’s programming lineup with hits such as Ink Master, Bar Rescue Auction Hunters and Deadliest Warrior.
In addition to unscripted programming, Levy led Spike’s charge into scripted fare with such series as Tut starring Sir Ben Kingsley, The Mist based on a novella by Stephen King and the upcoming Waco from The Weinstein Co. Levy also established a push into documentaries at Spike.
Levy originally joined Spike in 2005, as SVP, original series.
Prior to Spike, Levy was SVP and executive producer at Stone Stanley Entertainment. There she oversaw all aspects of development.
Levy began her career at Comedy Central, where, as director of public relations, she launched publicity campaigns for series including South Park, The Man Show and Win Ben Stein’s Money.