Originally posted on Variety:
Ryan Seacrest Prods. has tapped reality TV vet Rabih Gholam to run its unscripted programming unit.
Gholam comes to RSP after serving as exec VP of alternative programming for 51 Minds, the Endemol-based production banner. His appointment as RSP’s exec VP of unscripted programming marks the first big executive hire for Eugene Young, who came to RSP in February as prexy.
“Rabih is a prolific producer and creator of content. He has a keen eye for projects with vast commercial appeal. His intelligence, experience and relationships are sure to energize our growing team at RSP,” Young said.
Gholam’s projects in the past few years include CBS’ “Same Name,” Fox’s “Somebody Has to Go” and ABC’s “Whodunnit.”
Before 51 Minds, Gholam was an exec producer at MTV and worked as a producer on CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and Fox’s “Talk Show with Spike Feresten.”
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