Michael Bloom Joins TBS & TNT as Senior Vice President of Unscripted Series and Specials
TBS and TNT, divisions of Turner, have hired Michael Bloom as senior vice president of unscripted series and specials. In this position Bloom will lead and oversee the creative development and production of unscripted content across designated platforms for both the TBS and TNT brands. He officially joins TBS and TNT from IMG on June 20, and will report to the networks' chief Kevin Reilly.
Bloom brings over 25 years of television experience across several platforms and genres to TBS and TNT. Most recently, Bloom was instrumental in forging the architecture for ELeague, the new eSports co-venture between Turner and WME | IMG, which will premiere its first television competition tomorrow night on TBS.
"We have ambitions to inject some different thinking in the unscripted arena," said Kevin Reilly, president of TNT and TBS and chief creative officer of Turner Entertainment. "I've known and worked with Michael for years and I'm looking forward to what comes from having his tremendous energy and relationships aimed at that target."
Bloom was most recently senior vice president of IMG's Original Content group. Prior to IMG, Bloom served as executive development consultant for AMC, where he helped established the non-fiction programming department and AMC's first non-fiction series including The Talking Dead and Comic Book Men. In 2011 as SVP, original programming for Fox Sports Media Group, Bloom launched FOX SPORTS1 and grew Fox Sports Originals to 26 percent of their scheduled programming in '14/'15 with doc series, live events and talk shows. Bloom began is career in 1990 at MTV creating on-air and off-air marketing opportunities for advertisers including The MTV Beach House.
About TBS & TNT
TBS is basic cable's #1 network with young adults. Available across multiple platforms in 95 million homes, TBS features bold, original scripted comedies, including American Dad!, Angie Tribeca, The Detour and the upcoming Wrecked, Search Party and People of Earth. The network also presents exciting competition series, such as Separation Anxiety and America's Greatest Makers. In la te night, TBS is home to CONAN, starring Conan O'Brien, and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. In addition, the TBS lineup includes popular comedy hits like Family Guy, The Big Bang Theory and 2 Broke Girls; blockbuster movies; and live coverage of Major League Baseball's regular and post-season play, the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship and the brand new eSports gaming league.
TNT is one of cable's top-rated networks. Seen across multiple platforms in 94 million households, TNT is home to such original drama series as The Last Ship, The Librarians, Major Crimes, Murder in the First, Rizzoli & Isles and the upcoming Animal Kingdom, Good Behavior and The Alienist, along with a new horror block featuring Tales from the Crypt. TNT is also the cable home to popular dramas like Castle, Bones, Supernatural and Grimm; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards(R), the Live Nation Music Awards and the iHeartRadio Music Awards; and championship sports coverage, including the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.
TBS and TNT are divisions of Turner, a Time Warner company. Turner creates and programs branded news, entertainment, sports, animation and young adult multi-platform content for consumers around the world. Turner brands and businesses include CNN/U.S., HLN, CNN International and CNN.com, TBS, TNT, TCM, truTV, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult Swim, Turner Sports, Bleacher Report, iStream Planet and ELEAGUE.