Network/Studio Executive

Bob Boden was recently named Executive Vice President, Production & Development for ENTERTAINMENT STUDIOS, a Global Media Company owned by media mogul Byron Allen.

Bob's most recent executive position was as Sr. VP, Reality & Game Show Production & Development for Hasbro Studios.  In this role he Executive Produced four series for the HUB Network and developed numerous formats based on other Hasbro brands.  During his tenure at Hasbro, Bob received the company's top Innovation Award for the EMMY-winning breakthrough series FAMILY GAME NIGHT, which ranked as the highest-rated unscripted series in the network's target demo and was produced for five seasons.  Bob was also chosen to attend the prestigious Global Leadership Conference at Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business.

Prior to this, he served as Sr. VP, Programming, Production and Development for the FOX Reality Channel.  He also supervised scheduling & operations and was Executive Producer on over 600 hours of original programming.

Bob was formerly Sr. VP, Programming, at Game Show Network, where he was the executive in charge of over 500 hours of original programming, including game shows, reality, casino, hidden camera, video games and relationship shows. His concept for the documentary BIG BUCKS:  THE PRESS YOUR LUCK SCANDAL stood as the network's highest rated broadcast in their history for over nine years.  Also at GSN, he oversaw the production and development of numerous game series, including LINGO, WHAMMY!  THE ALL NEW PRESS YOUR LUCK, RUSSIAN ROULETTE, FRIEND OR FOE, CRAM, WINTUITION, FAKE-A-DATE, and NATIONAL LAMPOON'S FUNNY MONEY.  He developed the network's first reality series, NATURALLY STONED, with Chuck Woolery, and the hidden camera series FOUL PLAY.

He was also Sr. VP, Production & Development for dick clark productions, where he co-created GREED and two specials searching for THE SMARTEST KID IN AMERICA, both on FOX.

Bob previously was VP, Development & Production for FX Networks, where he developed comedy, variety, reality, lifetsyle, game and celebrity interview programming for all dayparts, and supervised production from the network's New York apartment set, including PERSONAL FX:  THE COLLECTIBLES SHOW and the EMMY-winning PET DEPARTMENT.  His original shows included the raucous competition BOBCAT'S BIGASS SHOW and the variety series PENN & TELLER'S SIN CITY SPECTACULAR.

Prior to FX, Bob was VP, Daytime Programs for The Family Channel, where he was responsible for five hours of daily programming, including the game shows SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP, SHOPPING SPREE, SMALL TALK, WAIT 'TIL YOU HAVE KIDS, IT TAKES TWO and FAMILY CHALLENGE, and was executive in charge of a two-hour daily live talk/lifestyle show HOME & FAMILY.

Bob was Director of Programming for the launch of Game Show Network, where he created live interactive shows and supervised all production, including a morning and late-night talk show and a prime-time game, DECADES.  Previously, he was VP, Development for Mark Goodson Productions, where he established WGN's lottery game show, ILLINOIS INSTANT RICHES.

Bob worked as development executive for Disney's Buena Vista Productions, following a stint as Director, Daytime Development, ABC Daytime, where he oversaw numerous pilots and was in charge of two daytime series, HOME and MATCH GAME.  

Earlier, he was Director of Development for Barry & Enright Productions, and a programming executive at CBS Daytime, where he was involved in the initial development of the serial THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL and helped supervise the production of numerous series, including THE PRICE IS RIGHT, THE $25,000 PYRAMID, CARD SHARKS and PRESS YOUR LUCK.  Bob first joined CBS as Manager, National TV Research, after which he was chosen as a member of the exclusive management training program.  He came to CBS from Paramount, where he was a syndication research analyst in domestic distribution.