CBS Comedy Executive Wendi Trilling to Exit After 24 Years

No replacement has been announced

Last Updated: May 19, 2015 @ 4:37 PM

Wendi Trilling, a veteran comedy executive, is leaving CBS, the network announced on Tuesday.

Trilling joined CBS in 1990 as an assistant in current programs before transitioning to comedy/drama development in 1993. She served as executive VP comedy development at CBS Entertainment since 2004.

“After more than 24 years at CBS, it’s time to take a breath and look toward a new challenge,” Trilling said in a statement. “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.”

Trilling will be exiting her position when her contract expires in June.

During her tenure, Trilling developed a succession of hit shows for the network, including “How I Met Your Mother,” “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Two and a Half Men,” “2 Broke Girls,” and “Mom,” among others.

“Wendi is one of the most respected creative executives in our business,” said Nina Tassler, Chairman, CBS Entertainment. “Over the past 20 years, she has developed many of the biggest hit comedies on television and helped CBS build signature comedy nights. She is an accomplished executive with a passion for the creative process that I greatly respect, and a dear friend whom I will miss personally.”