top of page


Mike Fleiss

Writer, Producer - Television, Film

Writer and producer Mike Fleiss is best known for his creation of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" franchises, both of which paved the way for the bevy of romantic reality television that was to take the U.S. by storm in 2002. Before developing these series, Mr. Fleiss worked on several TV movies and specials designed to amplify reality including "Shocking Behavior Caught on Tape," "TV's All-Time Favorites," and "World's Scariest Police Shootouts." Understanding the shock factor that audiences were looking for, Mr. Fleiss pivoted to create a romance category within reality television, starting with "Who Wants to Marry and Multi-Millionaire" before venturing forward with the now-famous "The Bachelor" series.

In addition to his television credits, Mike Fleiss has been active in the film industry as a producer for several series including the reboot of the "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," "Poseidon," and the creation of three "Hostel" movies. Mr. Fleiss' production company, Next Entertainment, has forged strong partnerships throughout the television industry, enabling him to produce series content for several networks including the WB and CBS. He has also directed several documentaries such as "The Other One," which features "Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead," and "God Bless Ozzy Osbourne." Mr. Fleiss is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and hails from Fullerton, California.


University of California Berkley

bottom of page