Linda Bell Blue, a 19 year veteran executive producer of “Entertainment Tonight,” has signed a multi-year deal to transition into a new role as president of the recently created Entertainment Tonight Studios.
In her new role, Bell Blue will oversee the creation of “ET”-branded series and specials for cable, broadcast and digital platforms through Entertainment Tonight Studios. With the new responsibility, Bell Blue will be stepping down as executive producer of “ET.” DJ Petroro and Linda Fuller will be taking the reins of the show in that capacity.
“It has long been a passion of mine to grow ‘ET’ in a way that will continue to engage audiences and fortify the brand as the authority in entertainment news,” Bell Blue said.
An Emmy Award-winning producer, Bell Blue has executive produced numerous CBS primetime television specials, including “Red Carpet Confidential,” “An Entertainment Tonight Event – Celebrity Weddings Unveiled,” “The Stars’ First Time on Entertainment Tonight With Mary Hart” and the ABC reunion special, “Entertainment Tonight Presents: Laverne & Shirley Together Again.”
She recently produced “Entertainment Tonight Presents: The Katy Perry Experience” for TVGN, and for the OWN Network, she tapped into the vast “ET” library to produce four “ET”-branded specials focusing on weight, plastic surgery, unsolved mysteries and scandals and drug use in Hollywood.
Bell Blue joined “ET” after exec producing “Hard Copy” and, prior to that, KCBS-TV news in Los Angeles. She also serves as executive producer of the nightly half-hour magazine “omg! Insider.” In 2009, Bell Blue became the first executive producer of an entertainment newsmagazine to be inducted into Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
“Linda Bell Blue has been an integral part of the CBS family for almost two decades running the No. 1 syndicated entertainment newsmagazine in the world,” Nuñez said. “We have created Entertainment Tonight Studios to serve the unending thirst for pop-culture-themed content and to continue to expand the stellar ‘ET’ brand.”