EXCLUSIVE: Fremantle has a new unscripted chief. The American Idol and America’s Got Talent producer has hired Jimmy Fox as EVP, Unscripted Development and Sales for its U.S.
operations. Fox joins from Religion of Sports, where he moved his Main Event Media banner from All3Media last year. Fox’s hire comes as Jayson Dinsmore, who was President of Unscripted, changes roles to become a consulting producer on AGT, which starts production on Season 19 next month.
Dinsmore has been at Fremantle for six years; he joined in 2018 from CMT, where he was head of development. Fremantle is behind series such as NBC’s America’s Got Talent as well as ABC’s Idol and a slew of game shows including CBS’ The Price Is Right and syndicated series Family Feud.
The company also produces Jimmy Fallon’s Password, which is returning to NBC for a second season. Fox will report to Fremantle Group CEO Jennifer Mullin and oversee its unscripted strategy as well as development and sales of original series across the genre.Read more on deadline.com