All3, Undercover Boss chief form reality prodco

All3Media America has formally brought Undercover Boss showrunner Chris Carlson into the fold.

Undercover BossCarlson will head up reality producer Commonwealth Unscripted, the eleventh producer in the All3Media-owned All3 America stable.

The LA-based firm will look to create new unscripted programming for US broadcasters, while also overseeing production of the Emmy-winning Undercover Boss US, which airs on broadcast network CBS.

Carlson has been showrunner and executive producer of Undercover Boss since its second season, after which the programme took five straight Emmy nominations and two wins.

“Chris has been a great partner on Undercover Boss and we look forward to expanding our relationship with him through the creation of Commonwealth Unscripted,” said All3Media America president Eli Holzman.

Before taking the Undercover Boss post, Carlson was VP, alternative series development at CBS, where he worked on shows such as Survivor, Amazing Race and Big Brother. He also worked at Next Entertainment and MTV.

All3 America’s stable of producers now comprises Commonwealth; and the US arms of Bentley Productions, Company Pictures, ID-TV, Lime Pictures, Maverick, MME Moviement, North One Television, Objective Productions, South Pacific Pictures and Studio Lambert.

Commonwealth represents the first new All3-owned firm since the UK-based production giant bought Neal Street Productions (Penny Dreadful) in March.

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