“In one of the biggest personnel changes in the broadcast comedy business in years, network TV’s preeminent comedy development executive, CBS’s EVP Wendi Trilling, is leaving after a stint at the net spanning a quarter of a century,” Nellie Andreeva reports on Deadline.com.
Trilling will leave the network when her contract runs out in June, Andreeva notes.
Trilling, who reportedly opted out of renewing with CBS, is quoted in the story saying: “After more than 24 years at CBS, it’s time to take a breath and look toward a new challenge. I have been beyond fortunate to work for an incomparable leader and creative force in Leslie Moonves, and to have had a boss and mentor like Nina Tassler. I’ve had the singular experience of working with the very best writers, producers and directors in television comedy from the proud perch of the CBS Television Network, and that has been a true privilege. And most of all, I have been blessed to work with the same dedicated team of executives in Julie Pernworth and Edy Mendoza for the last 15 years. It has been a joy.”
Andreeva adds: “There is no official word on Trilling’s replacement but I hear that CBS will again reach to its executive bench for a smooth transition, with Trilling’s No. 2, SVP Pernworth, expected to succeed her boss of 15 years.”