Sharon Levy, President, Unscripted & Scripted Television, Endemol Shine North America
Sharon Levy was named President, Unscripted and Scripted Television, Endemol Shine North America in August 2017.
Levy, who was formerly Executive Vice President of Original Series for Spike TV, oversees all of the company’s unscripted programming and Endemol Shine Studios, its scripted division.
Endemol Shine North America, a division of Endemol Shine Group, is behind such unscripted hits as 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), Page Six TV (Syndicated) and upcoming series Best.Cover.Ever (YouTube), Trading Spaces (TLC) and the first celebrity edition of Big Brother (CBS).
Internationally, Endemol Shine is also behind many of the world’s top scripted series, including acclaimed dramas “Black Mirror,” “Humans,” “Bron,” “Peaky Blinders,” “El Vato,” “Grantchester,” “The Fall,” “I’m Dying Up Here,” “Broadchurch” and upcoming “El Ganador” for Telemundo.
During her seven years as Executive Vice President, Original Series 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 upcoming “Waco” from The Weinstein Company. Levy also established a push into documentaries at Spike, launching numerous specials including “TIME: The Kalief Browder Story” from Jay-Z and Harvey Weinstein and “It Was Him: The Many Murders of Ed Edwards.”
Levy originally joined Spike in 2005, as Senior Vice President, Original Series and developed numerous high-profile shows including “Deadliest Warrior,” “Pros vs. Joes,” “1000 Ways to Die” and “4th and Long.”
Prior to Spike, Levy served as Senior Vice President and Executive Producer at Stone Stanley Entertainment. There she oversaw all aspects of development for the company, including the development and launch of breakout series such as “The Mole,” “Popstars” and “The Joe Schmo Show.”
Levy began her career at Comedy Central, where, as Director, Public Relations, she launched publicity campaigns for innovative series including “South Park,” “The Man Show” and “Win Ben Stein’s Money.”