CMT has tapped television industry veteran Eliot Goldberg to serve as Sr. VP, Development and Programming. From his base in Santa Monica, Goldberg is charged with developing new programming for the network, which is currently expanding its production slate. He will report to Jayson Dinsmore, EVP Development and Programming, beginning Sept. 1.
Goldberg was most recently Senior Vice President of Development and Original Programming for TV Land, where he helped boost ratings by developing scripted and non-scripted programming for the network.
Prior to TV Land, Goldberg was Executive Vice President of Programming and Development for Ryan Seacrest Productions, leading the hit franchises Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Khourtney and Khloe Take Miami and Denise Richards: It’s Complicated.
Goldberg’s track record also includes developing and overseeing Beauty and the Geek for The WB, and co-developing the Emmy- winning ABC series Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. He is credited with the launch of the long-running syndicated hit Access Hollywood and has held development and programming positions at Disney and VH1, where he was nominated for an Emmy for Bands On The Run.
Dinsmore joined CMT in February 2011 to lead the charge for original programming. Among the shows created under his leadership are Texas Women and Sweet Home Alabama, which have contributed to ratings gains.
In related news, last week CMT announced the hiring of industry vet Leslie Fram to serve as Sr. VP, Music Strategy.
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