Lauren Dolgen Joins Paramount Network As Head Of Unscripted In Return To Viacom

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Former long-time MTV executive Lauren Dolgen is returning to Viacom as Svp and head of Unscripted Development and Production for Paramount Network.

Dolgen, who starts June 3, is coming off a year-long stint as head of BuzzFeed Studios. Based in Los Angeles, she will report to Keith Cox, President of Development and Production for Paramount Network and TV Land. She is taking over the responsibilities held by Chachi Senior who left the company in mid-January.

Dolgen, who created such unscripted mainstays as Teen Mom and 16 and Pregnant during her two decades at MTV, will lead the unscripted development team and oversee original productions.

While Paramount Network had been designated as Viacom’s leading scripted brand, Kent Alterman, who oversees the network, recently stressed the commitment to docu- and unscripted programming on the channel. Paramount Network continues to air hit reality franchises that originated on predecessor Spike, including Bar Rescue, Ink Master and Lip Sync Battle,
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