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Cris Abrego is an American television producer, writer and CEO of Endemol USA.
After graduation,from Mountain View High School, Abrego joined Bunim-Murray, working on The Real World and Road Rules television shows. While working for Bunim-Murray, Abrego freelanced as a coordinating producer for Fear and Making the Band. In addition, he was the co-creator and executive producer for a reality version of the movie The Cannonball Run.
In 2003, Abrego's 51 Pictures merged with Mark Cronin's Mindless Entertainment to form 51 Minds Entertainment. The two met through Abrego's agent. Together, they created The Surreal Life for the WB network. Soon after, the team created a string of "Celebreality" shows for VH1, including Strange Love, My Fair Brady, The Surreal Life Fame Games, Celebrity Paranormal Project, Flavor of Love, I Love New York, New York Goes to Hollywood, Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School, Rock of Love with Bret Michaels, I Love Money, America's Most Smartest Model, Rock of Love Girls: Charm School 2, La La's Full Court Life, Real Chance of Love, For the Love of Ray J, Daisy of Love, Megan Wants a Millionaire, and Bridal Plasty.
On October 7, 2013 Abrego was announced as the new co-CEO of Endemol USA, replacing David Goldberg.
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