GM of TBS & TNT Adds truTV to Purview


Brett Weitz, general manager of TBS and TNT, is set to take on oversight of truTV.

Concurrently, Thom Hinkle has been upped to head of original content for all three networks. Weitz will manage TBS, TNT and truTV and oversee the creative executive teams and development for all three networks in New York and Los Angeles.

Previously, as executive VP of programming for TBS, he was integral in establishing it as a top-rated comedy network with series including The Last O.G. and The Guest Book, as well as late night’s Emmy-winning Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. Weitz previously served as senior VP of scripted development for TBS and TNT, where he developed a range of hit series such as The Last Ship, Rizzoli & Isles and Dallas.

Hinkle brings TNT and truTV into his role following a post as executive VP of original programming for TBS, focusing on bold, original scripted comedies for the network. Hinkle is responsible for developing many critically acclaimed projects at TBS, including Miracle Workers and Search Party. A former producer for The Daily Show, he is also responsible for bringing Jason Jones and Samantha Bee to TBS, resulting in the critically acclaimed hit The Detour and the Emmy-winning Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.

“Brett and Thom transformed TBS into an Emmy Award-winning, premier comedy destination, and will continue to shape the identities of all three of these top-rated networks,” said Kevin Reilly, president of TNT, TBS and truTV and chief content officer for HBO Max. “Their unconventional risk-taking combined with their strong industry relationships will continue to shepherd the evolution of TBS, TNT and truTV.”

“All three of these networks are powerhouse businesses and I’m personally invested in keeping them at the top of the heap,” stated Weitz. “We take pride in attracting awesome talent and creators that like to take risks and give audiences unexpected and exceptional programming. We will continue to foster these storytellers and break through this crowded landscape.”