TruTV's Marc Juris Heading to WE tv
He'll serve as president and GM of the cable network.
Months after exiting TruTV, Marc Juris has lined up his next high-profile gig.
The executive, who departed the Turner-owned cabler where he was executive vp and GM, has landed at WE tv, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
At the AMC Networks-owned network, Juris will serve as president and GM. He will report to Ed Carroll, COO of AMC Networks.
“We’re glad to have Marc Juris back at the company,” said Carroll. “Marc possesses a unique blend of programming and marketing expertise and has a proven track record of growing both brands and ratings.”
Added Juris, “I’m excited to have the opportunity to lead WE tv at this moment in its evolution and to rejoin a company that played a major role in launching and shaping my career.”
Juris exited TruTV on May 2, two weeks after unveiling a robust upfront slate that included three new series, five pilots and several renewals in its push to target an audience it dubbed "funseekers." Juris' plan there was for TruTV to dedicate 50 percent of its schedule to the demo with a median age of 35.
Juris joined TruTV in 2004, when it was known as Court TV. He rose up the ranks to exec vp and GM in 2007 and oversaw its rebirth as TruTV. Under his purview, TruTV hit a ratings record in February, when Hardcore Pawn drew the largest audience in network history with 3.4 million viewers.
Before TruTV, Juris held several positions at AMC Networks, then Rainbow Media, including president of FUSE. He was senior vp programming and later GM of AMC, where he developed and implemented the network's rebranding along with transitioning it into an ad-supported network.
Juris comes into the WE tv family after the network posted ratings growth this past summer, with Marriage Boot Camp: Bridezillas and L.A. Hair boosting WE tv as the No. 1 women's network on Fridays among women 18-to-49. Other notable series on its slate include Tamar & Vince and Braxton Family Values. WE tv also will debut its first scripted series, The Divide, co-created by Richard LaGravenese and Tony Goldwyn, in 2014.
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