John Irwin (producer)

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John Irwin is the President of Irwin Entertainment, Inc., a full-service production company specializing in developing comedy, reality, scripted and live entertainment programming. Irwin founded the Los Angeles-based company in 2004, and currently has projects on air, in production and in development with networks including NBC, VH1, E!, Comedy Central, Netflix and Spike (TV network).

Irwin was the Executive Producer for 7 seasons on the VH1 mega-hit series Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.[1]

Celebrity Rehab Presents Sober House.[2] Irwin also serves as the Executive Producer of the wildly popular long-running hit Couples Therapy (TV series),[3] which will premiere its 6th season on October 7, 2015 on VH1.[4]

Irwin Entertainment is currently producing a new series for VH1 titled, Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn which is set to premiere in early 2016.[5] This series will shine the light on five celebrity families at various crossroads & as they undergo three weeks of intensive family therapy to work out their differences.

Irwin also produced Linda Perry's music boot-camp docu-series on VH1,[6] Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project which aired from July–September 2014.[7]

Irwin is also a very experienced producing comedy-specials for network, cable, and digital outlets including Comedy Central and Netflix, and HBO. He recently produced specials for Kevin Hart, , Tracy Morgan, David Spade, Trevor Noah, Daniel Tosh, Chris D'Elia, Patton Oswalt, Hannibal Buress, John Mulaney, Neal Brennan, Demetri Martin, and Norm Macdonald to name a few.


Prior to forming Irwin Entertainment Inc., Irwin spent four years as a producer for Late Night with Conan O'Brien, two years as a producer for Mad TV, and five years as Vice President of Development and Production for Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video.[8]


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