FremantleMedia and Random House, Inc., the U.S. division of Random House, have announced a major new creative and strategic partnership to develop scripted television programming for the U.S. and international markets based on the fiction and non-fiction books published by Random House’s imprints in North America and internationally.

The first-look deal with FremantleMedia will reside within Random House Television, a newly created part of Random House Studio, the publisher’s rebranded and expanded entertainment division led by Peter Gethers, President.

Random House Television will work together with Random House’s editors and publishers, and their authors’ agents, to identify and acquire performance rights for the full range of broadcast network, cable, and premium television scripted formats. The partnership will also seek to collaborate with Random House authors to develop original scripted television properties they might create.