Meredith Ahr


Universal Television Alternative Studio hires Toby Gorman

Universal Television Alternative Studio has appointed Magical Elves’ Toby Gorman as president. The exec, who most recently served as interim CEO for the Tinopolis-owned prodco, succeeds Meredith Ahr, who was promoted to president of NBC Entertainment’s alternative and reality group late last year. In the new role, Gorman will look after development, domestic sales and […]

NBC inherits ‘Small Fortune’ remake

US broadcaster NBC has signed on to adapt Youngest Media’s Small Fortune competition series.  The network has ordered a six-part series of the format, which aired originally on UK broadcaster ITV in February. The show finds teams of three friends competing in small-scale challenges across miniature sets for a chance to win cash prizes. From a shrunk down […]

Electus International’s Pollak lands at NBC

Electus Television and International president John Pollak has moved to NBC’s alternative and reality group to head its domestic sales strategy.  The exec’s appointment comes months after Propagate Content acquired Running Wild With Bear Grylls producer-distributor Electus from IAC in October. At NBC, he will oversee and manage commercial affairs for the business’s unscripted programmes, […]

NBC promotes Meredith Ahr to president of alternative

NBC Entertainment has promoted Meredith Ahr to president of its alternative and reality group. The exec, who previously served as head of the Universal Television Alternative Studios, will take on the role recently vacated by Paul Telegdy, who was promoted to serve as co-chairman of NBC Entertainment alongside George Cheeks. In the role, Ahr will oversee […]

NBC hires ex-Endemol Shine unscripted exec

US broadcaster NBC has hired former Endemol Shine North America unscripted production chief Linda Giambrone. She has been named executive VP of production for NBC Entertainment and Universal Television Alternative Studio (UTAS), which launched earlier this year. She was most recently EVP and head of unscripted production at Endemol Shine North America (ESNA), but left […]

NBC’s alternative all stars

Amid the golden age of TV drama, NBC has done something remarkable in launching and sustaining unscripted hits that have fuelled the broadcaster’s hot streak. Mindful that the likes of The Voice, Got Talent and Ninja Warrior provide great numbers but no back-end, it created an unscripted studio last year. With Paul Telegdy in overall […]

NBC’s unscripted supremos to keynote at MIPTV

The head of unscripted at NBC, Paul Telegdy, and boss of the broadcaster’s new unscripted studio, Meredith Ahr, will give a keynote at MIPTV next month. Telegdy and Ahr are expected to talk about new talent-led reality series coming out of Universal Television Alternative Studio, which was set up last year with Ahr at the […]