Reality Week: Banijay’s U.S. Units See “Development Renaissance” During Covid, Endemol Shine Eyes Remake Of UK Format ‘Starstruck’ & 51 Minds Talks ‘Below Deck’

Reality Week: Banijay’s U.S. Units See “Development Renaissance” During Covid, Endemol Shine Eyes Remake Of UK Format ‘Starstruck’ & 51 Minds Talks ‘Below Deck’
Cris Abrego was named as boss of MasterChef and Big Brother producer Banijay in the U.S. and Latin six months into the Covid-19 pandemic.

Abrego oversees a group of production companies that produced the aforementioned Fox food format and long-running CBS series during the pandemic as well as a reboot of Wipeout for TBS and multiple reality series including the final season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians and hit Bravo format Below Deck.

He told Deadline that the last twelve months have shown that non-scripted – a producer’s medium – is full of a group of professional problem solvers.

“For me, once I took this role, I started to realize that [this business] ran on IP, ideas and makers. As much as this business has evolved, and I think Covid accelerated where this business was headed already, with the streamers and everything else that has impacted our business, it’s still
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