Boat Rocker in First-Look Deal with Chopped Creators


Boat Rocker has entered into a first-look deal with Cleve Keller and Dave Noll, the creative producers behind such series as the Chopped franchise.

Under the agreement, Keller and Noll will develop and produce original unscripted programming for Boat Rocker under their Keller/Noll banner. The pair began creating shows together exclusively in 2007, with credits such as America Says, Punchline, Face the Truth, Rocco’s Dinner Party, Don’t Sweat It and Beat the House.

“Cleve and Dave’s long-standing track record of creating and producing compelling content is unmatched, and we’re thrilled to welcome them to the Boat Rocker family,” said Jay Peterson, president of Boat Rocker Studios for unscripted, and Todd Lubin, president of Matador Content. “We look forward to collaborating on unscripted projects that entertain audiences across the globe.”

Keller and Noll said, “We are so fired up about this deal! As we look at our next decade, our goal is simple: to create and produce the very biggest unscripted shows on television. To do that successfully, we knew we needed to connect with the best in the business, and more than that the best people in the business. That’s Jay Peterson, Todd Lubin and Boat Rocker.”