George McTeague currently serves as Senior Vice President in Development for Optomen, producers of the long running Worst Cooks in America (Food) and Mysteries at the Museum (Travel).
In his role, he is tasked with generating new character driven docuseries and creating original formats for both US broadcast and cable networks. Prior to Optomen, McTeague served as head of development for Big Fish Entertainment where he developed and served as Executive Producer for such series as the critically acclaimed Live PD for A&E, Hustle and Soul for WeTV and Tattoo Girls for TLC.
McTeague began his career at MTV, rising through the ranks to Vice President of Development on the east coast. There, he developed and produced multiple series including Made, House of Style, 8th and Ocean, and Human Giant. Throughout his career, he has developed and produced hundreds of hours of programming for multiple networks and cable outlets such as NBC sports, Food Network, Oxygen, A&E, Animal Planet, Bravo amongst others.