WarnerMedia Entertainment has named Fox Broadcasting Company’s Corie Henson to executive vice president and head of unscripted programming for TBS, TNT and truTV as the company ramps up its unscripted business.
In this role, Henson (pictured) will lead and oversee unscripted creative development and production for all three cable brands, reporting to TBS, TNT and truTV general manager Brett Weitz.
“We couldn’t be in better hands as we make a big push on our unscripted business,” said Kevin Reilly, president of TNT, TBS and truTV, and chief content officer at HBO Max, in a statement. “With Corie’s leadership, we intend to increase output and momentum in our already solid base of unscripted shows.”
The news follows the departure earlier this month of Michael Bloom, who had served as SVP of unscripted for TBS and TNT since 2016.
Henson most recently served as EVP of alternative entertainment at Fox, overseeing all development and current franchises such as MasterChef, So You Think You Can Dance, Hell’s Kitchen, Beat Shazam, 24 Hours to Hell and Back and others.
“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,” Weitz added.
Prior to Fox, Henson was EVP of unscripted at multi-platform studio Electus, where she oversaw series such as Running Wild with Bear Grylls for NBC, Breaking Greenville at truTV and Southern Justice for National Geographic.
She served as VP of alternative series for ABC Entertainment before that, overseeing Dancing With the Stars and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, as well as developing and launching the 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).