Paramount Network recruited Dolgen as senior VP, unscripted development and production. It’s a return to Viacom for the veteran TV producer, who in her nearly two decades at MTV created such franchises as “Teen Mom” and “16 and Pregnant.”
Dolgen starts at Paramount Network on June 3. She will be based in L.A., reporting to Keith Cox, president of development and production for Paramount Network and TV Land.
Dolgen will lead unscripted development team and oversee original productions for Paramount Network, which Viacom converted from Spike TV last year. She’s tasked with expanding Paramount Network’s unscripted lineup, which includes Spike holdovers like “Bar Rescue,” “Ink Master” and “Lip Sync Battle.”
“We’re ecstatic to have Lauren on board at Paramount Network and welcome her back home to the Viacom family,” Cox said in announcing her hire.