Bob Boden

Bob Boden

Bob is an EMMY® Nominated Executive Producer, network and studio executive and international format consultant, acknowledged as an industry leader in the game show and reality genres.

Bob first made his mark as a gameshow executive producer with GREED, a format he co-created with Dick Clark,  broadcast on FOX primetime and sold to 19 countries.  Recently he was showrunner for the entire run of THE CHASE, the US version of the successful ITV quiz format. Bob was Co-Executive Producer on gameshow series HEAD’S UP, which he originated with Ellen DeGeneres, and the US version of Israeli format BOOM!

Other producing credits include FAMILY FEUD, AMERICAN IDOL EXTRA, DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS, PARADISE HOTEL 2, SOLITARY, CHALLENGE OF THE CHILD GENIUSES, THE NOVA QUIZ, HOUSEHUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD, PENN & TELLER’S SIN CITY SPECTACULAR, PICTIONARY, and THE REALLY AWARDS. He was also a free-lance writer for JEOPARDY!

Bob has served as a high-level executive for numerous companies, including CBS, ABC, FX, The Family Channel, Hasbro Studios, Dick Clark Productions, Mark Goodson Productions and Barry & Enright Productions. He launched and served as head of programming for Game Show Network and FOX Reality Channel.

As an executive Bob has supervised THE PRICE IS RIGHT, MATCH GAME, THE $25,000 PYRAMID, THE HOME SHOW, HOME & FAMILY, CARD SHARKS, INSTANT COMEDY WITH THE GROUNDLINGS, PRESS YOUR LUCK, WHAMMY!, and LINGO. His concept for the documentary BIG BUCKS stood as the highest rated telecast in GSN History for almost a decade.

Bob has produced, launched and consulted on shows in Canada, Mexico, England, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Israel, Ireland, Scotland, and the UAE.

He has served as a consultant to a variety of prominent companies, including Sony Pictures TV International, National Geographic Channel, Endemol Shine USA, Mark Burnett Prods., Fremantle Media, Telepictures, dick clark productions, Talpa Media, Stage 29 Prods., Lionsgate, Ryan Seacrest Prods., Electus, Warner Bros. Animation, ITV Studios, Vin di Bona Prods., Mission Control Media, GSN, Zodiak USA, Bunim-Murray Prods., Core Media, Next Entertainment, Sharp Entertainment, Shed Media, DirecTV, Nigel Lythgoe Prods., Don Mischer Productions, Zone 3 (Canada), 44 Blue, Atlas Media, AMC, Fox Family Channel, Nickelodeon, Univision, Nash Entertainment, Studios USA, Stone Stanley Prods., HBO Independent Prods., WGBH-TV, Columbia Pictures TV, MCA TV and Twentieth TV, and the websites uproar.com and playkast.com.

As a consultant, Bob has helped launch several series, including ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER, MATCH GAME, MILLION SECOND QUIZ, NEXT GREAT CHAMP, and TRATO HECHO (Spanish version of LET’S MAKE A DEAL).

He has co-created over 30 original formats that he is currently developing for a variety of networks and major production companies some of which have been optioned by Fremantle Media, Bunim-Murray Productions, Ryan Seacrest Productions, A. Smith Co., ITV Studios, and Discovery Studios.

Bob has taught at UCLA Extension and the Entertainment Master Class, and has lectured at Syracuse University, Cal State Fullerton and USC. He is currently developing a curriculum for further worldwide educational opportunities.

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