Pair Appointed to Head Up Scripted Originals for TBS, TNT & truTV


Sam Linsky and Adrienne O’Riain have been tapped to lead scripted originals for TBS, TNT and truTV under General Manager Brett Weitz.

Linsky, senior VP of original programming—who recently celebrated 25 years with the company—will expand his responsibilities, alongside O’Riain, who has been promoted to senior VP. Together, they will be responsible for providing leadership and oversight of the network’s scripted content, taking projects from concept to series and continuing the development of all scripted shows. Additionally, Linsky will work in partnership with Weitz and other company leaders to develop and execute strategic planning and programming initiatives.

Weitz said: “Sam and Adrienne make a great team. They are smart, strategic and dedicated creative executives who deliver ratings powerhouses and award winners, while also consistently rising to new challenges with striking results. As we continue to evolve our brands, the importance of our scripted originals can’t be overstated. I am confident we are in the best possible hands under their stewardship.”

“It is an honor to be leading such an inspiring and creative group of people and to be able to continue my strong and successful relationships throughout WarnerMedia while working with Brett and Adrienne across these networks,” said Linsky. “I have seen many evolutions of this company in my 25-year tenure, and the work that is being done by our teams now is truly remarkable.”

“I’ve loved being part of the evolution of these brands over the years, and working with a team that is endlessly creative, and always striving to be passionate supporters of talent,” said O’Riain. “I am thrilled to take on new responsibilities, and to expand our slate of scripted programming alongside Brett and Sam.”