As the Vice President, Development at WE tv, David Stefanou is responsible for scouting and developing fresh, new unscripted series that fit with the network’s existing slate of popular shows including Braxton Family Values, Mary Mary, Kendra on Top and the hit Marriage Boot Camp franchise.
Stefanou comes to WE tv from True Entertainment, where he held the position of senior vice president, programming overseeing series including Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes (OWN), Too Cute (Animal Planet) and The A List franchise (Logo). Others series executive produced by Stefanou appeared on Bravo, Discovery and TLC.
Before True, Stefanou served as vice president, original programming at Oxygen where he oversaw the network’s production slate, launching new series Hair Battle Spectacular, Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too, and Dance Your Ass Off, and oversaw continuing series Bad Girls Club, Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood and Snapped.
Stefanou previously led the production and development team at MTV UK working on the shows Kerry Katona: Crazy in Love and My Super Sweet 16.
In a previous tenure at True Entertainment as vice president, development, Stefanou led the company’s foray into scripted fare with the Lifetime film Widow on the Hill and oversaw the company's unscripted development slate including series for VH1, TLC, HGTV and WE tv.
Before venturing into TV production, Stefanou worked in feature films as vice president, development at Wendy Finerman Productions and ran Franklin & Siegel Associates’ Film and TV book scouting division.