NEW YORK, NY, October 28, 2020 – AMC Networks today announced that Marc Juris, an accomplished television executive, programmer and brand builder who joined WE tv as its president and general manager in 2013 and drove a period of growth, success and franchise creation at the network, will leave at the end of the year.
“We first worked with Marc many years ago, when he was running original programming for an early version of AMC and then became the general manager who took the network from ad-free to ad-supported, a move that fueled much of the growth and distinction that was to follow,” said Josh Sapan, president and chief executive officer of AMC Networks. “His keen eye for brands and for compelling content have been demonstrated here and elsewhere. He’s recognized as a leader in our industry and for good reason. We wish him nothing but the best as he departs to find his next opportunity.”
“Marc came back to our company in 2013 and had an immediate impact. He brought new life to the network, oversaw a major rebranding effort, built on the success of existing shows like Braxton Family Values, brought back Bridezillas – one of the network’s original hits and cultural touchstones – and developed new franchises like Marriage Boot Camp, Growing Up Hip Hop and Love After Lockup, which have driven the network’s growth and success in recent years,” said Ed Carroll, chief operating officer of AMC Networks. “He extended WE tv’s Thursday night leadership position on cable to Friday nights as well and leaves the network in a strong competitive position. He is an enormously talented and imaginative developer of brands and content and we will miss him.”
“My years at AMC Networks have been among the most rewarding and fulfilling of my entire career. This is a company that has always had an outsized impact by taking chances and having the confidence to make big moves and that has become part of my professional DNA,” Juris said. “I’m thankful for our talented team and very proud of the shows we’ve made and the relationships we have forged with viewers. Our industry is in the midst of profound change and transformation, but the elements that make a good story are universal. I believe in the power of storytelling and look forward to writing the next few chapters of my own, wherever that takes me.”
A uniquely talented executive with a proven track record of creating and developing brands and compelling original content, Juris joined WE tv in 2013 and presided over a period of growth and success marked by a complete network rebranding, an enhanced focus on social and digital platforms and the launch of some of reality television’s most successful franchises, including Growing Up Hip Hop, Marriage Boot Camp and, more recently, Love After Lockup and Life After Lockup. Across his tenure, WE tv has been the #1 cable network with Black women and adults on Thursday nights and more recently became the #1 cable network with these audiences on Friday nights as well.
Before WE tv, Juris engineered the reinvention of CourtTV to truTV as its president, creating a top-ten cable network in less than four years with shows like Hardcore Pawn, Impractical Jokers, Storage Hunters, South Beach Tow and many others. Before he joined truTV, Juris was president of FUSE Network, where he led the rapid growth and rebranding of the former MuchMusicUSA. Earlier in his career, he was senior vice president of original programming and later general manager of AMC, where he transitioned the network from ad-free to ad-supported.
About AMC Networks Inc.
AMC Networks is a global entertainment company known for delivering high-quality content to audiences and a valuable platform to distributors and advertisers. The Company, which operates several of the most recognizable brands in entertainment, manages its business through two operating segments: (i) National Networks, which principally includes AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC, SundanceTV and WE tv; and AMC Studios, the Company’s production business; and (ii) International and Other, which principally includes AMC Networks International, the Company’s international programming business; AMC Networks SVOD, the Company’s targeted subscription streaming services, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now and UMC; Levity Entertainment Group, the Company’s production services and comedy venues business; and IFC Films, the Company’s independent film distribution business. For more information on AMC Networks, please visit the Company’s website at www.amcnetworks.com.