Brett Weitz

Brett Weitz appointed GM of truTV

TBS and TNT general manager Brett Weitz has had responsibility for truTV added to his role by WarnerMedia. Weitz will now manage all three networks and oversee their creative executive teams and development in New York and LA. He reports to Kevin Reilly, president of TBS, TNT and truTV, and chief content officer for HBO […]

Programming duo rises at TBS

TBS, the Turner US cable channel, has promoted two key executives in Brett Weitz’s programming team. Thom Hinkle has been upped to executive VP of original programming, while Jeniffer Kim becomes senior VP of original programming. They will both continue to report to Weitz, who has lead TBS’s programming efforts as EVP since former Fox […]

TCAs: TBS gets first primetime toon

US basic cable network TBS has ordered its first primetime animated series. Tarantula, from Carson Mell (Silicon Valley) and Rough House Pictures, will be a half-hour comedy about the residents of the Tierra Chula Resident Hotel, and centres on an uncertified tattoo artist who delivers absurd yet introspective monologues. Rough House will coproduce with Turner-owned […]

TBS plots Notorious B.I.G.-inspired drama

US basic cable channel TBS is developing a scripted series inspired by the lyrics of late hip hop legend Notorious B.I.G. The series will be titled Think B.I.G., with the plotlines loosely based on the rhymes of the New York rapper, real name Christopher Wallace. It will follow the misadventures of an inner-city teen desperately […]

Turner sends out Search Party

Turner has ordered Search Party, an original drama series for its TBS cable net in the US and its international entertainment channels. The series, which will be produced by US indie Jax Media (Inside Amy Schumer), is billed as a dark comedy, and will follow four self-absorbed twenty-somethings who come together when a former college […]

Turner, Burnett test wearable tech inventors

Turner Broadcasting System, IT firm Intel and unscripted producer Mark Burnett are jointly working on a multiplatform reality series that aims to find the new big wearable technology. America’s Greatest Makers (WT) follows on from Intel’s ‘Make It Wearable’ challenge from last year, and will run in long-form on the TBS cable channel and short-form […]

Turner poaches NBC exec, cable team grows

Turner Broadcasting System has poached an NBC drama executive to become a programming chief at TNT, as it sets its cable creative and production teams. NBC VP, drama development Joey Chavez has joined The Last Ship channel TNT as senior VP, original programming, with Thom Hinkle promoted for the same role at sister network TBS. […]

Reilly to ‘transform’ TBS, TNT with new team

Turner Entertainment boss Kevin Reilly has set out his senior team at the TBS and TNT US cable channels in his first major move since joining Turner last November. Outlining the new structure, the Turner chief said the changes were the first steps in transforming the basic cable channels and “doubling down on original programming”. […]