Executive Vice President of Original Programming
TBS Television Network
Board Member Since 2016
As Executive Vice President of Original Programming for TBS, Brett Weitz is spearheading the new direction of the network into younger and more relevant comedy, moving towards a bolder, more diverse, and millennial voice. His prior work experience includes executive work at 20th Century Fox Television where he helped develop the popular series “Prison Break” and “Sons of Anarchy”. Prior to his current position at TBS, Weitz was the Senior Vice President of Scripted Development for TNT and TBS, where he developed the dramas “The Last Ship” from Michael Bay and “Legends” from Howard Gordon, as well as the comedies “Ground Floor” from Bill Lawrence and Jeff Astrof and “Clipped” from “Will and Grace”’s David Kohan and Max Mutchnick.
In 2013 his youngest daughter, Emerson Rain, was born on her due date, “healthy as a horse, and deliciously cute.” Three weeks later their lives changed when they discovered that she had had a brain bleed and would require brain surgery. Six months and four brain surgeries later she was on her way to recovering and could begin the joy of being a free spirited child. Brett shares that he is honored and humbled to sit with such brilliant minds all searching for a cure and a way to move forward. During his tenure he wants to help those families who were in a similar state of panic that they were, and create awareness for an illness that is hugely underserved in the world.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Weitz’s passions include wine,fishing, and most importantly celebrating life with his beautiful family, including his wife Farrah and their daughters Sydney and Emerson.