Eliot Goldberg has been appointed senior vice president of unscripted programming at AMC. Goldberg previously served as senior vice president of original programming and development for CMT. In his new role, Goldberg is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations for the network’s original unscripted development as well as its current portfolio of unscripted programming. The appointment reflects AMC’s continued commitment to developing and producing compelling programming in this important genre. Goldberg reports to Joel Stillerman, AMC’s executive vice president of original programming, production and digital content.
AMC first expanded the network’s slate of programming to include unscripted series in 2011 with the premiere of Talking Dead, AMC’s first live after-show hosted by Chris Hardwick. In 2012, the network introduced Comic Book Men, The Pitch and Small Town Security. Earlier in 2013, AMC premiered Freakshow on Thursday nights followed by its newest unscripted series Showville, which premiered in May. In August 2013, AMC will premiere its next unscripted series, Owner’s Manual.
At CMT, Goldberg handled the development and oversight of original programming for the network, including Bayou Billionaires, which was one of the highest rated series in CMT’s history, and Dog and Beth: On the Hunt. Prior to CMT, Goldberg was senior vice president of development and original programming for TV Land, where he was part of the team that developed scripted hits including Hot in Cleveland. Goldberg also served as executive vice president of programming and development for Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP), where he played a key role in driving RSP to become one of the industry’s leading production companies. During his tenure at RSP, he developed and executive-produced such hit franchises as Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and Khourtney and Khloe Take Miami. Goldberg also developed the critically-acclaimed, Emmy award-winning ABC series, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.
Source: AMC press release