Eliot Goldberg, most recently senior vice president of original programming and development for Viacom’s CMT, is taking on the role of SVP, unscripted programming at AMC.
Goldberg will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations for the network’s unscripted development as well as its current unscripted portfolio. He will report to Joel Stillerman, AMC’s executive vice president of original programming, production and digital content.
“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 Stillerman in a statement. “I look forward to having him join the team at AMC, and help us continue to evolve our unscripted strategy.”
AMC, best known for such scripted hits as Mad Men, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead, moved into unscripted programming in 2011 and has since aired such series as Comic Book Men, The Pitch, Small Town Security, Freakshow and Showville, with another unscripted series, Owner’s Manual, on its way in August.
At CMT, Goldberg handled development and oversight for such unscripted series as Bayou Billionaires and Dog and Beth: On the Hunt. Prior to CMT, he’d served stints at TV Land as SVP of development and original programming, and as executive vice president of programming and development for Ryan Seacrest Productions, where he developed and exec produced such series as Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Khourtney and Khloe Take Miami.