Toby Gorman Set as Exec VP Alternative at FremantleMedia

Toby Gorman - P 2014
Courtesy of FremantleMedia North America

Toby Gorman - P 2014

He'll head unscripted development under Thom Beers and join the company in April.

FremantleMedia North America has tapped two-time Emmy nominee Toby Gorman as head of its unscripted development unit, the company announced Tuesday.

The veteran reality producer has been tapped exec vp alternative programming and will join the company in mid-April, FMNA CEO Thom Beers said.

In his new role, Gorman will be responsible for developing formats for reality competition and game shows for broadcast and cable networks as well as syndication-focused unscripted programming.

“FremantleMedia aims to continue to build on its strong presence in reality, game show and other unscripted television, and Toby has earned a wonderful reputation as a terrific series producer and show runner. With his diverse experience, and an attuned eye for the international market, he will be a substantial new member of our team,” Beers said.

Gorman most recently served as co-EP and showrunner on NBC's Hollywood Game Night and The Winner Is. His credits include showrunning NBC's pilot Surprise Surprise as well as Fox's Mobbed. As a freelancer, Gorman worked on several FMNA-produced projects, including ABC's Take Me Out, NBC's Celebrity Family Feud and as a supervising producer on seasons eight and nine of Fox's American Idol, for which he was part of the team that shared two Emmy nominations for outstanding reality competition program.

“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.”