Board of Governors

December 30, 2014

Sam Linsky, Television Executives

Sam Linsky is senior vice president of programming for TNT. In this capacity, he is responsible for overseeing development and production on the network's original scripted dramas and serving as the primary liaison between TNT and its partner studios. Linsky currently oversees production of Good Behavior starring Michelle Dockery, which aired its second season this past October and the upcoming limited series One Day She’ll Darken, directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Chris Pine. Linsky is based in Los Angeles and reports to Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT.

Linsky previously served as senior vice president of programming for TNT and TBS. His successful track record includes supervising current production of TNT's popular original drama series, including The Last Ship, The Librarians, and Major Crimes. Linsky's other TNT series have included The Closer, Rizzoli & Isles, Falling Skies and the Peabody Award-winning Southland.

For TBS, Linsky oversaw production on the original series Cougar Town, which aired for six seasons; American Dad!, which became a TBS original series in September 2014; and King of the Nerds, which aired for three seasons.

Linsky joined Turner Broadcasting in 1997, first serving as assistant to the vice president of original programming for TNT. He came to TNT from Castle Rock Entertainment, where he served as assistant to the vice president of production, providing story notes on projects in development and coordinating incoming and outgoing submissions. Prior to Castle Rock, Linsky worked for Workers Comp Management, Inc. as director of New England operations. He holds a bachelor's degree in government from Harvard College.

TNT is part of Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., which creates and programs branded news, entertainment, kids and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.