Amazon Studios has selected a veteran TV executive to head up its unscripted television division. Variety reports that Chris Castallo has been picked for the post.
“Castallo, formerly a programming exec at CBS and NBC, replaces Heather Schuster, who was forced out in August amid an investigation into allegations that she was verbally abusive in the workplace,” Variety reports. “Castallo will spearhead unscripted development for Amazon. He will be tasked with shepherding two big projects in the works for Amazon: the revival of Mark Burnett’s ‘Eco-Challenge’ with Bear Grylls as host, and the fashion-centric series to be toplined by ‘Project Runway’ alums Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum.”
Castallo will report to Albert Cheng and Vernon Sanders, Amazon Studios’ co-heads of television.