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New management maps a radically changed TBS and TNT

To make room for the set of "Animal Kingdom," a new TNT drama coming this summer, producers had to destroy the family home from "The Waltons" on a Hollywood soundstage.

It makes for an irresistible metaphor: New boss Kevin Reilly has begun the process of transforming the Turner Networks of TBS and TNT from a home for television comfort food into what he hopes is a destination for buzzy, edgy fare that can compete on the same turf as the AMC, Netflix and HBOs of the world.

Reilly calls it a necessary move that reflects the need to attract attention in a crowded world of programming and the different ways a new generation watches television.