Chris Linn


WarnerMedia consolidation sees vast restructuring at TruTV, CNN

TruTV is laying off around 40% of its workforce, including the bulk of its marketing and programming teams, as parent group Turner gets absorbed into WarnerMedia. The US cable channel, which is home to such programmes as Adam Ruins Everything, Impractical Jokers and Those Who Can’t (pictured), has laid off around 50 staff in New York […]

Hulu bags truTV’s Billy Eichner comedy

American VOD service Hulu has bought the first five seasons of Billy on the Street, the truTV variety sketch comedy. The deal gives the broadcaster-backed service the 42 episodes already produced, and season five episodes made available after its full season run on cable channel truTV next year. The format stars comedian Billy Eichner, who […]

truTV mixes ITV Studios bar format into slate

US cable channel truTV has ordered a competition format from ITV Studios in which bar owners go head to head to reveal which has the better recipe for success. The Shake Up is being billed as a fun series in which Comedy Central comic Mo Mandel travels to different US cities to pit tow bar […]

Turner raids MTV for head of programming

Turner Broadcasting System has poached Chris Linn from MTV. Linn will be president and head of programming at TBS’ TruTV, responsible for all programming on the cable net including development and production of originals. Linn was executive VP of programming and head of production at the US MTV channel. At MTV he developed and oversaw […]