Christian Barcellos, who’s served as executive producer on numerous “Real Housewives” franchises, has been hired as executive vice president of lifestyle and reality programming for Fox International Channels.
In the newly created position, Barcellos — who most recently served as vice president production, executive producer at Bravo, where he oversaw five incarnations of the “Real Housewives” franchise, as well as “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” and “Inside the Actors Studio” — will lead the overall content strategy and brand editorial of the company’s lifestyle and reality offerings, overseeing all original development, production and acquisitions.
Fox International Channels, which has been stepping up its production of original content, recently announced the development of “Outcast,” from “The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, and “False Flag,” which comes from “Parkland” writer-director Peter Landsman. Barcellos will lead the newly formed lifestyle and reality programming unit.
“This is my dream job — working for a visionary company expanding into uncharted territory. It combines the kind of brand building I enjoyed at Bravo and my formative years spent outside the US, that left an indelible imprint on my creative outlook,” Barcellos said. “Hernan’s [Lopez, Fox International Channels’ president & CEO] pioneering leadership has grown these markets into a collective and unified force that is unrivaled; I relish the opportunity to build upon that framework to present the genre I adore, unscripted entertainment, to a global market.”
Barcellos, who’s won three primetime Emmy awards, has also worked on shows such as “Flipping Out,” “I Dream of Nene,” “Bethenny Ever After” and “Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis.”