AMC Expands Unscripted Programming With New Boss

Eliot Goldberg Headshot - P 2013

Eliot Goldberg Headshot - P 2013

CMT exec Eliot Goldberg joins the cable network in the newly created position of senior vp unscripted programming.

AMC continues to step up its investment in unscripted programming, announcing Friday the hiring of Eliot Goldberg in the newly created position of senior vp unscripted programming.

“Eliot is a talented executive with both network and production company experience and a proven ability to tell authentic stories and find characters that resonate with audiences,” said AMC executive vp original programing, production and digital content Joel Stillerman, to whom Goldberg will report. “I look forward to having him join the team at AMC and help us continue to evolve our unscripted strategy.”

Goldberg, AMC's first dedicated head of unscripted, will start next month. He worked at CMT since 2011. While serving as senior vp original programming and development at the cable network, Goldberg handled series including Bayou Billionaires as well as Dog and Beth: On the Hunt. He also worked at TV Land and Ryan Seacrest Productions, where he developed and executive produced Keeping Up With the Kardashians and spinoff Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami.

His responsibilities at AMC will include overseeing day-to-day operations in unscripted development as well as the network's current portfolio, which includes Talking Dead, Comic Book Men, The Pitch, Small Town Security, Showville and the recently renewed Freakshow.

AMC's latest unscripted effort, Owner's Manual, debuts in August.