David Eilenberg joins ITV Entertainment as president

After four years heading up unscripted programming at Turner's TBS and TNT, David Eilenberg is moving to ITV Entertainment to oversee development, programming and production as president.
March 16, 2016

Turner programming exec David Eilenberg will lead ITV Entertainment as president.

He will oversee all development, programming and production for the ITV America-owned shop, which produces Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen, E!’s Rich Kids of Beverley Hills and A&E’s The First 48. He replaces Orly Adelson, who stepped down from the role last summer.

Since 2012, Eilenberg has served as senior vice-president of unscripted development, late night and specials for Turner cable nets TNT and TBS. During that time, his credits included King of the NerdsCold Justice, Howie Mandel’s Deal with It and the late-night series CONAN starring Conan O’Brien.

Prior to that, he spent five years as head of development and current programming for Mark Burnett Productions where he developed and produced reality series such as The Voice, Shark Tank and Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?

“David is one of the smartest, most well-liked and talented people in our business,” said ITV America CEO Brent Montgomery in a statement. “With a vast creative and production background that encompasses breakthrough international franchises for network and cable alike, as well as being an experienced and artful buyer, David is in a unique position to lead ITV Entertainment. This is a time when the ability to adeptly and sensitively navigate a complex and changing TV landscape has never been more critical.”

In a memo to staff, Turner Entertainment chief creative officer Kevin Reilly said Eilenberg’s last day will be April 8 at which point exec VP of original programming Brett Weitz will take over leadership of his team.

“Over the past four years David has created an impressive roster of unscripted shows and live events for both networks and I hope you’ll join me in wishing him continued success,” Reilly wrote.

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