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Larry Barron, “Coupled” and “What Chilli Wants” co-creator, passes away at 55

Larry Barron, the veteran unscripted producer behind such series as Fox’s Coupled and VH1′s What Chilli Wants, passed away Dec. 23 at age 55. Since January 2013, Barron (pictured) had served as ...
January 4, 2021

Larry Barron, the veteran unscripted producer behind such series as Fox’s Coupled and VH1′s What Chilli Wants, passed away Dec. 23 at age 55.

Since January 2013, Barron (pictured) had served as an executive producer under his Larry Barron Entertainment shingle, where he co-created game shows Idiotest and Emogenuis for Game Show Network, in addition to Coupled.

From 2006 to 2011, he served as an SVP at FremantleMedia, where he executive produced and co-created What Chilli Wants.

Prior to that, he served as VP of alternative programs at United Paramount Network (UPN), which was spun off to CBS Corporation in 2005. From 2002 to 2003, he served as a network consultant on UPN’s America’s Next Top Model, co-executive producer on Fox’s Paradise Hotel, and show producer on The Amazing Race.

Anthony Dominici, EP and showrunner of Fox’s Lego Masters, wrote in an Instagram post on Dec. 24: “I first met Larry Barron on Amazing Race— I was his ‘boss.’ When I moved over to run Top Model, he soon became my network executive — my capital B Boss, and a good one at that…. For years after, through many TV ups and downs Larry and I remained friends. We developed numerous projects and spent hours toiling over the perfect language to put into a pitch deck.

“Larry was a fierce motivator, a rock solid partner, and a great friend. Always with a kind word of support. Anyway… hell, I don’t quite believe this is even real. Thank you Larry—I’ll miss you, man.”

Photo: Larry Barron/LinkedIn

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