VH1 vets cook up TV Dinner

Former VH1 execs Karla Hidalgo (pictured left) and Christopher Martin (right) are officially launching their own production shingle, TV Dinner Productions, in advance of their Lifetime special, People's Sexiest Man Alive 2015: 30 Years of Sexy, hosted by Bellamy Young (center).
November 13, 2015

Former VH1 execs Karla Hidalgo and Christopher Martin are officially launching their own production shingle, TV Dinner Productions, by announcing three upcoming programs.

Hidalgo, a former VP of development and production for the Viacom network, and Martin, most recently a supervising producer at VH1, established the company in January, and their first project under the TV Dinner banner, People’s Sexiest Man Alive 2015: 30 Years of Sexy for Lifetime, airs on Wednesday, November 18. (Pictured, with host Bellamy Young, center)

The prodco is also behind two specials for History, Christmas Through the Decades. According to a release, the company will also produce an upcoming series for VH1, set for spring of 2016.

While at VH1, Hidalgo oversaw assorted comedy and pop culture programs, including the I Love The… decade anthologies, Pop-Up Video and Best Week Ever. Martin supervised production on such projects as Behind the Music and The Jenny McCarthy Show, and produced assorted celebrity docs on subjects ranging from Michael Jackson and Tupac Shakur to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

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