FMNA Names Blanchette SVP, Marketing & Comm.

FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) has hired marketing executive Kevin Blanchette as senior vice president, marketing and communications. He will be responsible for the strategic development and implementation of all marketing, publicity and corporate public relations for FMNA, setting the brand management strategy across the entire portfolio. Blanchette will report to FMNA President of Commercial Operations […]

FremantleMedia Promotes Rick Glankler

FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) has appointed Rick Glankler to the newly created position of president of commercial operations, effective immediately. He will report to FMNA CEO, Jennifer Mullin, and will be a key member of her senior management team in the company’s Burbank, Calif., headquarters.  In this new role, Glankler will oversee the company’s strategy/business […]

‘Astro City’ Live-Action Series In Works At FMNA

ABC In Talks For ‘American Idol’ Reboot

ABC is now in negotiations with FremantleMedia North America and CORE Media Group about bringing back the long-running singing competition for a new season.

Judge Judy Game Show Getting Summer Test

Courtroom TV queen Judge Judy Sheindlin is expanding into the game show space with iWitness (working title), a new half-hour syndicated game show from her Queen Bee Productions, FremantleMedia North America and Debmar-Mercury, which is set for a six-week test run on the Fox stations this summer.

‘Celebrity Name Game’ Ends After 3 Seasons

The Debmar-Mercury syndicated strip hosted by Craig Ferguson will not be back for a fourth season.

FremantleMedia Sued Over Buzzr Name

A New York Internet media company is crying foul over FremantleMedia North America’s use of the name Buzzr for its TV and digital game-show network. Codename Enterprises, which operates Tumblr-like website Buzzr.com, filed a lawsuit against FremantleMedia alleging trademark infringement, false advertising, trademark dilution and unfair competition.

Harvey Drives ‘Family Feud’ Ratings Boost

Although recent kudos have been given to primetime television for its recent inclusion of minorities, FremantleMedia North America says it has made an effort to recruit minority personalities in daytime programming for quite some time. The production company has received praise for its diverse programming with a 2016 NAACP Image Award, which acknowledges its very own Steve Harvey in the host category for Family Feud.

‘Celebrity Name Game’ A Go For Season 3

The syndicated game show from FremantleMedia North America and Debmar-Mercury will return for a third season following renewals by the Tribune and Sinclair station groups.

Fox Eyes Dance Competition With Average Couples

Thom Beers Leaving FremantleMedia

Thom Beers is leaving his post as CEO of FremantleMedia North America. The reality heavyweight, who has been with the stateside wing of the media giant since 2012, announced today that he will depart this summer at the end of his current contract. Moving into his role are EVPs Jennifer Mullin and Craig Cegielski, who will serve as co-CEOs and report directly to Fremantle chief Cecile Frot-Coutaz.

Game Show Diginet Buzzr Beefs Up Executive Suite

New game show diginet Buzzr from FremantleMedia North America is adding to its executive team with Mark Deetjen named VP of programming and operations, Jaime Klein VP of creative services, Kiesha McCorry VP of marketing and Marissa Mongiello VP of traffic. Deetjen was previously VP of programming at Sony Pictures Television. Klein was VP of […]

Ron Garfield To Head Upcoming Buzzr TV

The former Sony Pictures Television exec will head the digital multicast network FremantleMedia North America is launching this summer featuring the company’s iconic game shows.

NATPE 2015: DIGINETS

Fox O&Os Game For Latest Diginet: Buzzr TV

The new multicast network from FremantleMedia North America and Debmar-Mercury will feature iconic game shows. It’s set for a summer launch.

FremantleMedia North America Taps New Alternative VP

FremantleMedia NA Names Rierson COO

FremantleMedia North America has appointed Lee Rierson as COO. Rierson is tasked with overseeing production for a slate that includes The X Factor and America’s Got Talent, as well as business development and strategic planning.

FremantleMedia N.A. Boosts Scripted Development

FremantleMedia North America Adds Demyanenko