Toby Gorman will head up the company's unscripted development starting in mid-April
FremantleMedia North America, the company behind “American Idol,” “The X Factor” and other reality staples, has hired Toby Gorman as its executive vice president of alternative programming.
Gorman, who most recently served as co-executive producer on the NBC offerings “Hollywood Game Night” and “The Winner Is,” will head up the company's unscripted developments, creating formats for reality competition and game shows for broadcast and major cable networks. He'll also develop syndication-focused unscripted television programming.
Gorman will assume his new duties in mid-April.
Gorman and FremantleMedia have a long-standing working relationship — he served as the executive producer and showrunner for the ABC pilot “Take Me Out,” executive produced NBC's “Celebrity Family Feud,” and was supervising producer for “American Idol.”
“Developing and producing shows as a freelancer for FremantleMedia over the last seven years has been the highlight of my career,” Gorman said. “To be officially joining the company in this new capacity is incredibly exciting for me and I can’t wait to get started come mid-April.”