Leading syndicated radio host, TV personality and best-selling author Bobby Bones has signed an exclusive overall television development deal with BBC Studios’ Los Angeles production arm. Based on this new development deal, he will work exclusively with BBC Studios across all television media as an executive producer to develop and potentially host original unscripted series, along with scripted projects, reflecting his wide range of diverse interests.
Bobby Bones is currently working with BBC Studios filming the unscripted series Breaking Bobby Bones slated to debut on National Geographic. In the action packed series, Bobby Bones travels across America to meet hard working hometown heroes with unique jobs, skills and abilities who put him to the test to see if he has what it takes to keep up with them.
Bobby Bones first worked with BBC Studios’ Los Angeles production arm when he became the mirrorball champion on Dancing with the Stars, the successful global format it brought to the U.S. and produces as a hit series for ABC, now going strong in its 29th season.
“I’m thrilled to be able to collaborate with the team at BBC Studios on this new venture,” said Bobby Bones. “From working with them on Dancing with the Stars, and now Breaking Bobby Bones, I know first-hand the incredible creativity and integrity they bring to every project.”
“Bobby Bones’ life story is a testament to his strong work ethic and perseverance. The way in which he overcame adversity to achieve his own version of the American dream is an inspiration. His ability to connect with audiences is powerful, as he proved on Dancing with the Stars. Bobby Bones is a creative force in his own right, and I am thrilled to officially welcome him to our team to jointly develop bespoke projects that reflect his unique brand and personality,” said Valerie Bruce, General Manager of BBC Studios, Los Angeles Productions.
In addition to this exclusive television development deal with BBC Studios, Bobby Bones will continue in his role as an official in-house mentor on American Idol and to work extensively with iHeartRadio, where his namesake program, The Bobby Bones Show, is broadcast to more than 170 radio stations.