TBS & TNT General Manager Leaving, Was Big Part Of AEW Growth

5 months ago by Liam Winnard

TBS & TNT General Manager Leaving, Was Big Part Of AEW Growth AEW

Brett Weitz, the General Manager of TBS, TNT and TruTV, who played a big part in the growth of AEW, is leaving his position.

Deadline reports that he will be transitioning out of his role in the next 30 days, and he’ll be leaving on his 14th anniversary at the Turner networks.

Deadline writes:

Weitz, a respected and well liked veteran TV executive, was named General Manager Of TNT, TBS, & truTV in October 2019. In his role, he managed all three nets, helping TNT and TBS to maintain their positions as as the #1 and #2 networks in prime among all cable entertainment networks and truTV among the youngest and most affluent. Some of Weitz’s recent accomplishments include the development and launch of scripted hits Snowpiercer, and Chad; the milestone 300th episode of American Dad, the successful revival of reality series Wipeout and the growth of two unscripted/sports franchises – AEW, which he expanded into three series across two networks, and Impractical Jokers, which launched multiple series and a major motion picture.

It was reported that “the writing has been on the wall” since the WarnerMedia-Discovery merger went through and there was a shift to get away from scripted programming.

There has been a lot of uncertainty regarding the future of AEW because of the changes, and this certainly doesn’t sound like something that’s going to help settle any of that uncertainty.

However, as we covered earlier, AEW will have a big presence at the upcoming TV upfronts, which is a positive sign.

We’ll continue to cover any updates on the WarnerMedia-Discovery merger and what they mean for AEW as more news comes to light.

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