Chopped creator Dave Noll has joined Shine America as creative officer of its formats production division Ardaban.
Noll was previously president of Notional, the production arm of Barry Diller’s IAC.
He will oversee format development for Ardaban, which was launched in March 2012 and works exclusively with Shine America and Shine International. Ardaban is run by chief executive Chachi Senior.
Noll was the creator of The Food Network’s hit series Chopped and has also developed formats including Winsanity, Momentum, No Kitchen Required, Rocco’s Dinner Party and You vs.
“Dave has been and always will be a student of television. His knowledge and expertise in the global formats arena are unparalleled by anyone I’ve ever worked with. Simply put, his formats are big, global and landmark. I am ecstatic to have him onboard,” said Senior.
“I am thrilled to be a part of the Ardaban and Shine family. Our goal is to create for the global market and our projects must be universal, format-able and worldwide-able. They will be big, family entertainment— the type of show where we can make 30 versions of it around the world,” added Noll.