Colin Nash is Senior Vice President for MTV Reality Series Development where he currently supervises development for unscripted programming and series for the network including current hits “Real World” and “Broke A$$ Game Show” as well as adding the upcoming season of “Challenges” to his responsibility, among others.
Since joining MTV in 2010, Nash has overseen some of the networks larger franchises but has also developed a broad range of new programming. In 2014 he helped develop and oversaw production on MTV’s freshman comedy series “Broke A$$ Game Show,” which was recently picked up for a second season. He was also brought on to help reimagine MTV’s longest running series, “Real World” for which “Real World: Ex-plosion” averaged 1.9 million viewers an episode, followed by this season’s “Real World: Skeletons” which is currently MTV’s top VOD property of 2015. He was involved in the creation, development and production of MTV’s highest rated new series of 2012 “Buckwild” in addition to being an executive on the series “Punk’d”, “Virgin Territory”, and “Slednecks.” He also worked on the Prism and Beacon award winning special “Life Continued: Defeating Depression” with Rainn Wilson’s production company Soulpancake.
Nash's background has touched on a variety of development in his sixteen-year career but also represents a wide variety of television experience in producing. He has produced shows at MTV for a large portion of his career, including the successful franchises of “The Hills,” “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County,” and “The City”; in addition to “Movie House,” “Making the Video,” “Becoming Presents: Wannabe’s,” “House of Style,” Morgan Spurlock’s “I Bet You Will,” “MTV’s Spring Break,” “MTV’s Beach House,” “Snowed In” and “Say What? Karaoke.” In 2001, Nash served as one of the few producers brought in to develop programming as well as the overall brand for MTV’s college venture, MTVU. He also has producing experience at a variety of other networks including ABC, CW, VH1, TLC, and The WB.
Nash currently resides in Los Angeles, with his wife and two children. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from University of Arizona. Based in Santa Monica, Nash reports to Lauren Dolgen, EVP, Series Development and Head of Reality Programming.
Speaking on: 30 Minutes With: Colin Nash, MTV (2:15pm-2:45pm)