Los Angeles – October 28, 2019 – WarnerMedia Entertainment has named Corie Henson executive vice president, head of unscripted programming for TBS, TNT and truTV. In this role, Henson will lead and oversee unscripted creative development and production for all three cable brands, reporting to Brett Weitz, general manager of TBS, TNT and truTV.
“We couldn’t be in better hands as we make a big push on our unscripted business,” saidKevin Reilly, president of TNT, TBS and truTV, chief content officer, HBO Max. “With Corie’s leadership, we intend to increase output and momentum in our already solid base of unscripted shows.”
Henson joins WarnerMedia Entertainment from Fox Broadcasting Company, where she served as Executive Vice President of Alternative Entertainment and oversaw all development and current franchises, including “The Masked Singer,” “MasterChef” and “MasterChef Junior,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” “Hell’s Kitchen,” “Beat Shazam,” and “24 Hours to Hell and Back,” as well as the “Teen Choice Awards,” “Fox’s New Year’s Eve with Steve Harvey” and all live event specials.
“Corie has an incredible reputation for bringing in top tier talent and building undeniable shows that resonate with broad audiences, and she also has a deep appreciation for our networks,” said Weitz. “Her understanding for how best to create unscripted series will capture the distinct spirit of each of our brands and help shape a robust unscripted strategy.”
"With three premiere networks and a highly anticipated streaming service down the hall, there is a home for any format, any genre and any character,” said Henson. “Not only can you do anything here, we’re going to get out of your way and let you do it."
Prior to Fox, Henson was Executive Vice President of Unscripted Television at multi-platform studio Electus, where she oversaw such series as “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” for NBC, “Breaking Greenville” at truTV, and “Southern Justice” for the National Geographic Channel. She served as Vice President of Alternative Series for ABC Entertainment before that, overseeing “Dancing with the Stars” and “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” as well as developing and launching critically acclaimed series “Shark Tank” and “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition.”
Prior to ABC, Henson produced a wide variety of shows for broadcast, cable and daytime, including “Big Brother” (CBS), “Grease: You’re the One That I Want” (NBC), the syndicated talk show “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” (FOX) and “The Secret Life of a Soccer Mom” (TLC). In addition, Henson executive produced the “Critics’ Choice Awards” and oversaw much of the live red carpet coverage for the major awards shows while at E! Entertainment Television. She began her career as a writer/producer of live news in both Los Angeles and Phoenix.
TBS, a WarnerMedia Entertainment brand, is a top rated destination for entertainment among young adults and home to the most popular slate of original series on cable — Miracle Workers, CONAN, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, The Last O.G., American Dad! and the forthcoming comedy series Chad. Beginning in 2020, the network expands its programming with broad-appeal dramas. TBS’ slate of premium, unscripted series include The Misery Index and the live, multiplatform event Chasing the Cure. TBS’ lineup also includes comedy hits like Family Guy, The Big Bang Theory, classic sitcom favorites Seinfeld and Friends, blockbuster movies and live event coverage of Major League Baseball, the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship and ELEAGUE, WarnerMedia's eSports gaming competition.
TNT, a WarnerMedia Entertainment brand, is basic cable's #1 network in primetime among young adults and is home to some of television's most popular slate of original series, including The Alienist, Animal Kingdom, Claws and the upcoming Snowpiercer and Alienist sequel The Angel of Darkness. TNT's premium unscripted series include the live, multiplatform event Chasing the Cure and the forthcoming Shaq Life. TNT also presents popular acquired shows such as Bones and Castle; primetime specials and sports coverage, including the NBA and NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championships and the forthcoming, professional wrestling league All Elite Wrestling (AEW).
truTV is the home for original, creator-driven comedy series with a distinct point of view. With millions of engaged fans across linear, digital and social channels, the cable network features a growing roster of critically acclaimed and fan-favorite premium scripted, non-scripted and hybrid series, such as Adam Ruins Everything, At Home with Amy Sedaris, I’m Sorry, Impractical Jokers, Paid Off with Michael Torpey, Tacoma FD, The Carbonaro Effect, and more. As a division of WarnerMedia, truTV is also a partner in airing the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship each year.
WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Now, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others. Warner Media is part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T).
Alexandra Le Tellier