Unscripted

Randy Jackson signs overall deal with Endemol Shine N.A.

The music producer and former American Idol judge (pictured) has signed an overall deal to produce unscripted, scripted and digital programming with Endemol Shine North America.
May 27, 2015

Former American Idol judge Randy Jackson (pictured) has signed an overall producing deal with Endemol Shine North America.

The musician and producer will develop unscripted, scripted and digital programming that he will jointly produce with the global content producer and distributor behind such hit reality franchises such as Big Brother, MasterChef and The Biggest Loser.

Jackson, who left Fox singing competition American Idol in 2014, was the longest standing judge on the series, which will bow out once its 15th season wraps up next year. He began his music career as a bassist and has worked with a wide array of A-list acts, including Whitney Houston, Journey, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.

He also exec produced the MTV series Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew, which aired from 2002 to 2012.

Jackson’s Endemol Shine Group deal follows Tuesday’s news that Idol host Ryan Seacrest has signed on to host the Fox summer reality series Knock Knock Live.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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