UPDATED: The executive revamp at ITV America continues with the appointment of Turner’s head of unscripted David Eilenberg as president of ITV Entertainment, ITV America’s in-house reality production banner.
Since 2012, Eilenberg served as SVP Unscripted Development, Late Night and Specials, at TNT and TBS, overseeing unscripted shows King Of The Nerds, Cold Justice and Howie Mandel’s Deal With It, as well as late-night talker Conan. His last day at Turner will be April 8.
“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,” TNT and TBS president Kevin Reilly said in an internal memo. “David’s team will remain intact and continue to function under the supervision of (TBS’ EVP of Original Programming) Brett Weitz. I’m proud of the work our unscripted team has accomplished, including the recent premiere of Separation Anxiety and the upcoming iHeart Radio Awards.”
At ITV America, Eilnebrg will oversee content creation for ITV Entertinment, whose portfolio includes Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen, E!’s Rich Kids Of Beverly Hills and A&E’s The First 48. He will report to Brent Montgomery, the recently appointed CEO of ITV America.
Following the departure of ITV Studios America president Orly Adelson last summer, ITV’s production operations were split into scripted and unscripted. Philippe Maigret was tapped to run the scripted division, ITV Studios America, with Eilenberg now hired to oversee the unscripted unit, ITV Entertainment.
Before Turner, Eilenberg served as head of development and current programming for Mark Burnett Productions for five years, working on the development and production of such series as The Voice, Shark Tank, and Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?