MTV Vet Lauren Dolgen Joins Viceland as West Coast Development Head

The year-old network is beefing adult a Los Angeles ranks and turns an eye to scripted.

Lauren Dolgen has landed during Viceland. The longtime MTV exec, who over final summer amid continued turnover during Viacom, has taken a tip post during Viceland — where she’ll offer as conduct of west seashore development.

It’s a large pierce for a Brooklyn-based network’s Los Angeles outpost, where poignant expansion for a year-old channel is anticipated. Viceland co-presidents Derek Freda and Guy Slattery announced Dolgen’s new position on Friday.

“As a writer we was propitious adequate to work with Lauren on some-more projects than we remember,” pronounced Freda. “I was always tender with her ability to find and rise new material, her low fasten to talent, and her ability to assistance any plan always find a best chronicle of itself.  We’re impossibly propitious to have to her.” 

Dolgen was MTV’s tip existence executive for some time. While during a network, where she started operative uninformed out of college, Dolgen oversaw a origination and prolongation of zeitgeist strike Teen Mom and prototype 16 and Pregnant. She also worked on Real World, Buckwild, America’s Best Dance Crew, Rob and Big and Jackass. It was on a latter where she collaborated with Freda.

“I could not be some-more anxious to be fasten a group during Viceland,” Dolgen wrote in a statement. “I have been a Vice fan-girl for as prolonged as we can remember. (For years, we severely saved each emanate of a repository they put out…it got a small out of control.) we am respected to turn a partial of a Vice legacy. Viceland continues to inspire, plea and stir me.  There is a clever indicate of view, intelligence, character and clarity of amusement to what they do. They are bringing a truly singular knowledge to TV during a time where we desperately need some uninformed perspective.”

Viceland’s bread and butter might now be documentary and choice — the network warranted dual Emmy nominates for a work with Gloria Steinem and Ellen Page — but a network is branching out into scripted. James Van Der Beek car What Would Diplo Do?, a L.A. set production, is approaching to entrance in a subsequent year.

Viceland, a corner try with AE Networks, distinguished a one-year anniversary in February.