Bernie Schaeffer is vice president of current programming for ITV America, overseeing creative and production on key series from the company’s six vertical production labels – ITV Entertainment, Leftfield Pictures, Sirens Media, Thinkfactory Media, High Noon Entertainment and Good Caper Content.
Schaeffer spearheads and executive produces a range of ITV America series and specials, with current credits including ABC’s The Chase, FOX’s Hell’s Kitchen, OWN’s Love & Marriage: Huntsville and USA Network’s Cannonball, among many others.
Schaeffer holds more than 20 years of television experience, overseeing and executive producing projects for a wide variety of broadcast and cable networks, both in the US and the UK. Prior to joining ITV America, he was senior vice president of current programming and development for Twofour.
He began his entertainment career in the UK and has worked with all of its major broadcasters, including BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, as well as cable networks such as Sky, Discovery Networks and E4. He’s executive produced series including This Time Next Year, Discovery’s Edge of Alaska and NatGeo’s Rocky Mountain Law, among others – also helping establish one of the UK’s most successful TV formats, The Hotel Inspector, along with its multiple spinoffs.