Jason Carbone got his self-proclaimed PhD in comedic television as a latch key kid who engulfed himself in iconic characters and shows like The Brady Bunch, The Dick Van Dyke Show, and Gilligan’s Island. Learning the art of storytelling at a young age has translated into three decades as a producer of non-scripted and reality television where his skills were sharpened while working on the genre's most influential formats including original seasons of ABC's powerhouse series, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, as well as MTV's groundbreaking series Road Rules.
Carbone moved on to create Good Clean Fun in 2005 with the belief that good storytelling is not exclusive to any one genre. Producing non-scripted/reality television shows that center around authentic characters sharing their stories with the public with a wink and a nod, Good Clean Fun is behind three series in 2015 including VH1’s critically acclaimed docu-style comedy, Barely Famous and TBS’s family based reality show, Meet the Smiths. Rounding out the group is Carbone’s second show with Run DMC’s Reverend Run, Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers for Cooking Channel.
Carbone’s original collaboration with Rev Run was Run's House which was the company's first production and broke down barriers within the genre. Carbone and team reimagined the traditional reality show into a non-scripted family comedy, which won over audiences and took home the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Reality Series in 2008. The show also further solidified Carbone’s vision for storytelling and enhanced his long relationship with MTV where he went on to produce The Life of Ryan. The show centered around 17-year old skateboarding prodigy Ryan Sheckler, his rapid rise to super-stardom and was heralded as “a reality television milestone” by the New York Times.
Good Clean Fun continues to be one of the industry's most active production companies. In addition to VH1 renewing Barely Famousfor a second season and Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers third season pick-up, the company currently has multiple shows in various stages of production for networks including Fox, Bravo, Discovery, Oxygen, Spike, E!, Lifetime, Sony and TBS.
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