Buccieri Named Twentieth President of Programming

Jan 14, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Paul Buccieri has been named to the newly created position of president of programming of Twentieth Television, effective January 17th, Bob Cook, president and chief operating officer of Twentieth Television announced Friday.

In his role, Mr. Buccieri will be responsible for overseeing all first-run program development and production for the company. Mr. Buccieri, who will report to Mr. Cook, will be based in Los Angeles. Robb Dalton, the company’s president of programming and production, will now report to Mr. Buccieri.

Most recently, Mr. Buccieri has been in an overall production deal with Endemol USA in Los Angeles, where he is serving as executive producer of NBC’s upcoming reality series “I Want To Be a Hilton,” starring Kathy Hilton. He also executive produced Fox’s “The Next Great Champ,” “Anything for Love” and “Performing As….”

Before working with Endemol USA, Mr. Buccieri was senior VP of program development at Chris-Craft/United Television, also in Los Angeles.

Between 1996 and 1998, Mr. Buccieri was senior VP of nonfiction programming at All American Television (now FremantleMedia North America). While there, he developed and executive-produced numerous first-run strips and the ABC special “Penn & Teller’s Home Invasion,” and was involved in the company’s popular game show “Family Feud.”

Mr. Buccieri has also produced programming for Buena Vista Productions, Tribune Entertainment, The WB Network, Game Show Network, King World International, HGTV, The Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, Animal Planet and Lifetime Television.