B17 Entertainment was founded by principals Rhett Bachner and Brien Meagher on the heels of developing and producing three seasons of the Emmy-nominated SHARK TANK for ABC and Mark Burnett. Since the launch of B-17, Bachner and Meagher have since created and launched multiple seasons of comedic formats such as BROKE A$$ GAME SHOW for MTV and FLUFFY BREAKS EVEN, featuring global funny man Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, now it’s third season. They also recently announced the upcoming launch of their groundbreaking medical series, CHASING THE CURE, for TNT with host Ann Curry in partnership with Lionsgate. The recent launch of B-17’s digital studio, Thumb Candy Media, has made them pioneers on platforms like Snapchat and Facebook, becoming the go-to production company for millennial focused programs like MAKE UP OR BREAK UP, HELP US GET MARRIED WITH TAMERA MOWRY, NAIL THE LOOK, FRIGHT CLUB and, most recently, the global launch of the interactive, daily, gameshow CONFETTI in multiple territories including US, Canada and Mexico. Prior to B17 Entertainment, Bachner and Meagher also executive produced THE PITCH for AMC, BE THE BOSS for A&E, REAL DEAL for History, and SUPERMARKET SUPERSTAR for Lifetime. Bachner also served as Executive Producer on THE HENRY ROLLINS SHOW on IFC, MAN CAVES on DIY and Co-Executive Producer on LOSING IT WITH JILLIAN MICHAELS on NBC. Meagher worked as a Development Executive for Mark Burnett Productions, where he was Co-Executive Producer on SHARK TANK and EXPEDITION IMPOSSIBLE and also worked on THE APPRENTICE. Bachner and Meagher are represented by CAA.