Executive Vice President, Original Series - Spike TV
Sharon Levy serves as Executive Vice President of Original Series, Spike TV. Levy joined Spike in 2005 and has overseen the development of the network’s highest-rated original series including “Ink Master,” “Bar Rescue,” “Catch A Contractor,” and “Ink Master: Redemption.”Levy is also leading the network’s return to scripted programming with the development of distinctive, original projects with A-list names.In 2015, Levy helmed the most ambitious project in network history, the critically-acclaimed and highly-rated event-series, “Tut,” featuring an all-star cast led by acting icon, Sir Ben Kingsley. This landmark television event was Spike’s first big scripted project in eight years and garnered the network’s first-ever Screen Actors Guild Awards ® Nomination.Next up is bringing Kim Stanley Robinson’s award-winning “Mars Trilogy,” about the colonization and transformation of Mars, to television with the original scripted series “Red Mars.” The 10 one-hour episode series goes into production in 2016 with J. Michael Straczynski, Vince Gerardis and Skydance Television serving as executive producers along with Levy.
Additional scripted projects in development at Spike include “When The Levee Breaks” from renowned film screenwriter Kurt Wimmer; “The Crusaders” from Pierce Brosnan’s Irish DreamTime, Sennet Entertainment, Michael Finch and Academy Award®-winning writer David Franzoni; and “Emergency Broadcast” from Legendary Pictures and Thomas Tull.
Levy, featured in Variety’s 2013 “Reality Impact Report,” has worked with many of Hollywood’s most creative minds in the world of factual entertainment. Her ability to connect with the Spike viewer in developing distinctive and impactful programming has resulted in developing the network’s top non-scripted series to date.
Prior to joining Spike TV, Levy worked at Stone & Company Entertainment (formally known as Stone Stanley Entertainment) from 2000-05 as Senior Vice President Programming/Executive Producer. From 2000-2001, Levy served as director of public relations at Comedy Central in Los Angeles where she launched publicity campaigns for the hit series, “The Man Show” and “South Park.” Previously, she was senior publicist at Sci-Fi Channel from 1999-2000, where she worked on “Mystery Science Theater 3000.” Levy was also a publicist at Comedy Central, based in New York, from 1994-1999.
Levy graduated from SUNY Albany with a B.A. degree in European History.