TBS and TNT Unscripted Head Michael Bloom Exits, Sets Production Deal

Variety | 10/8/2019 | Joe Otterson
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Michael Bloom, senior vice president of unscripted and specials for TBS and TNT, is departing the networks.

In doing so, Bloom will launch his own production company, Bongo Pictures. Bloom and Bongo will have a first-look deal with WarnerMedia Entertainment.

Michael - Industry - Pros - Space - Business

“Michael is one of the true industry pros in the non-fiction space and has been pivotal in reshaping our unscripted business,” said Kevin Reilly, chief content officer for HBO Max and president of TNT, TBS, and truTV. “Thankfully he will continue to be a part of our next major unscripted push through this new venture.”

Bloom led the recent relaunch of nonfiction programming for TNT and TBS. Among the show’s developed during his tenure were James Corden’s “Drop the Mic,” “Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker’s Wild,” and “Chasing The Cure with Ann Curry.” He also worked on the upcoming series “The Misery Index” starring The Impractical Jokers and Jameela Jamil, and Shaquille O’Neal’s “Shaq Life.”

Time - Producer - Frontiers

“It’s an exhilarating time to be a producer with all these new frontiers and...
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