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Bobby Bones pens exclusive TV development deal with BBC Studios LA

BBC Studios’ Los Angeles production arm has secured an exclusive overall television development partnership with leading syndicated radio host and TV personality Bobby Bones. Under terms of the deal, Bones (pictured) ...
October 29, 2020

BBC Studios’ Los Angeles production arm has secured an exclusive overall television development partnership with leading syndicated radio host and TV personality Bobby Bones.

Under terms of the deal, Bones (pictured) will work exclusively with BBC Studios across all television media to develop a variety of original unscripted series and scripted projects. He will serve as an executive producer on all developed projects with the potential to serve as host.

Bones and BBC Studios are currently in production on the unscripted series Breaking Bobby Bones, slated to debut on National Geographic. The series will follow Bones as he traverses the length and breadth of America to meet “hard working hometown heroes with unique jobs, skills and abilities” who challenge him to keep up with them.

“Bobby Bones is a creative force in his own right, and I am thrilled to officially welcome him to our team to jointly develop bespoke projects that reflect his unique brand and personality,” said Valerie Bruce, GM of BBC Studios Los Angeles Productions.

Bones first worked with the Los Angeles production arm of BBC Studios after winning the 27th season of ABC’s shiny floor entertainment format Dancing with the Stars in 2018.

In addition to this development deal, he will continue in his role as an official in-house mentor on American Idol while also continuing to broadcast iHeartRadio’s The Bobby Bones Show.

Bones is represented by CAA and managed by Red Light Management.

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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