O’Rean is the latest senior programming executive to leave Tenet following the Discovery-WarnerMedia merger as WarnerMedia’s ad-supported entertainment linear network becomes one of the first cost-saving targets for the new regime. O’Rean’s departure follows those Brett WeitzGeneral Manager of TNT, TBS and TruTV, and Corey Henson, EVP, head of Unscripted for TBS, TNT and TruTV. Tenet’s original series slate has also been shelved, both scripted and unscripted, with the network discontinuing new scripted development.
Sam Linsky, Associate General Manager and SVP, Programming and Operations, remains at TBS, TNT, and TruTV, co-heading original programming with O’Ryan; Lauren Paget, VP, Original Programming at TBS, TNT and TruTV; Campbell Smith, VP, Originals, TBS, TNT and TruTV; and Drew Uhrig, VP, Scripted Programming, TBS, TNT and TruTV. They all do both current and development and are expected to focus on current shows, I hear.
Since joining the company in 2011, O’Riain has overseen more than 15 pilots and helped launch such high-profile linear and streaming series. Raised by Wolves, The Flight Attendant And made for love – which originated in Tenet before migrating to HBO Max – as well Miracle Workers: Dark Ages, Good Behavior, Will, The Last Ship And Dallas.
From 2004–2011, O’Rean was part of Dennis Leary and Jim Serpico’s Apostle (save me) As VP of Development, he developed drama and comedy projects through the company’s deal at Sony, including the Fox series canterbury law Starring Julianna Margulies.