Universal Television Alternative Studio, which launched in 2016 and has emerged as a leading supplier of hit unscripted content and alternative formats, announced that it has named producer and executive Toby Gorman as president.
Gorman replaces Meredith Ahr, who was promoted last fall to president of NBC Entertainment’s Alternative and Reality Group. Gorman will report into Ahr.
“We have an incredibly ambitious growth plan for Universal Television Alternative Studio, and Toby is exactly who we want at the helm during this defining time,” said Ahr. “I have witnessed him in many roles over the years, and time and again he has proven to be a precise developer, a creative producer, and a sharp executive. As the breadth of our content and our partnerships throughout the industry continue to expand, Toby’s deep expertise, coupled with the equally important fact that he is one of the most respected executives in the field, make him the perfect fit to lead the studio into its next chapter.”
Gorman was most recently interim CEO of Magical Elves, where he oversaw the production company’s development and current series in addition to maintaining his role as president of Entertainment at A. Smith & Co Productions.