Warner Horizon Television (WHTV) has promoted unscripted programming executive Brooke Karzen to the newly created position of executive vice president of alternative programming and development, the company announced Monday.
She will continue to report to Warner Bros. unscripted and alternative television president Mike Darnell. In her new role, Karzen will continue to work closely with Darnell and serve as WHTV’s top unscripted executive, responsible for all creative affairs, development, current programming and matters related to the company’s original television series and content.
She will also continue to spearhead the development and production of unscripted programming and collaborate with executive producers such as Mike Fleiss, Mark Burnett and talent brands including Ellen DeGeneres‘ A Very Good Production, LeBron James‘ SpringHill Entertainment and Steve Harvey‘s East 112th Street Productions.
A 15-year veteran of the company, Karzen has been most closely associated with “The Bachelor” franchise since inception, as well as highly successful brand extensions “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise.”
Karzen was also instrumental in bringing music competition series “The Voice” to NBC.
In addition to those long-running franchises, Karzen has shepherded the rollout of several new series from WHTV, including “500 Questions;” the upcoming variety series “Little Big Shots,” from executive producers Ellen DeGeneres and Steve Harvey, for NBC; and new dating series “Love at First Kiss,” from “The Bachelor” creator Mike Fleiss, for VH1.
Karzen joined the company in 2000, previously working for Telepictures Productions as vice president of programming and senior creative executive for primetime series. She moved from Telepictures to Warner Horizon Television in 2006 and was promoted to senior vice president of alternative programming in 2008.