Three months after AMC Networks lost its entertainment chief—who oversaw four of its channels—the company is saying goodbye to the president of its fifth network as well.
Marc Juris, the president and general manager of WE tv, is leaving the network after seven years. He will depart at the end of 2020.
“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,” AMC Networks president and CEO Josh Sapan said in a statement. “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.”
It’s another big executive departure at AMC Networks, following Sarah Barnett, AMC Networks Entertainment Group president, who announced her exit in July. She oversaw the company’s four entertainment networks: AMC/AMC+, BBC America, IFC and Sundance TV.
When he arrived at WE tv in 2013, Juris “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,” AMC Networks COO Ed Carroll said in a statement.
Juris is the latest network chief to exit this year, though most of the other departures have been due to broader reorganizations. USA and Syfy president Chris McCumber left last month, as part of an earlier NBCUniversal overhaul that led to the exit of NBC Entertainment chairman Paul Telegdy. And in August, Kevin Reilly—who oversaw TNT, TBS and truTV and was chief content officer of HBO Max—departed in a WarnerMedia overhaul that also saw the exit of Robert Greenblatt.
In January, Hulu CEO Randy Freer left the streamer as that platform was more fully integrated into Disney.
“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,” Juris said in a statement.
Prior to arriving at WE tv, Juris was president of CourtTV, where he helped reinvent the network as truTV, and was previously president of Fuse Network. Before that, he was svp of original programming at AMC and then became its gm, as he evolved the network from ad-free to an ad-supported model.