Christina Miller is the president of Turner’s Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang and is responsible for leading all aspects of the business in North America as well as global oversight of linear and non-linear content, consumer products and franchise management in Time Warner's television subdisaries.
Prior to her current position, Miller was general manager of NBA Digital and senior vice president of Turner Sports Strategy/Marketing/Programming, where she led the day-to-day operations for the NBA Digital portfolio, which included NBA TV, the league’s 24-hour digital television networks and its broadband and wireless businesses.
She joined Turner in 2005 as senior vice president of Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) and directed consumer products and merchandising strategies in the United States, including global licensing and retail business development for Cartoon Network and Adult Swim properties. Before joining Turner, Miller served as senior vice president of brand licensing for HIT Entertainment, responsible for brand strategy and licensing for classic preschool brands including Thomas & Friends, Barney & Friends, The Wiggles and Bob the Builder.
An avid lover of the arts, Miller currently serves on the Boards of The Shed and Atlanta's Woodruff Arts Center, along with Refinery 29, The Scratch Foundation, and Funny or Die.
Why She Sucks
- Her deconstruction of original and/or older content from Boomerang.
- Many acquired series from other companies, most notably the Pokemon anime adaption from the Pokemon Company and Nintendo, ran Cartoon Network for a decade-and-a-half. They also switched to another channel and/or stopped airing for reasons.
- Long periods of time of Teen Titans Go! especially during the 2016-2017 period.
- She made reboots of older shows (mostly without the original creator's permission) that received poor reviews from fans of the originals.
- Denied many pitched shows that received widespread acclaim in favor of shows that appeal to younger audiences in order to avoid controversy from parents.
- She relies more on the streaming content instead of the actual Cartoon Network channel itself.
- She hates CGI cartoons. That's why Sonic Boom is no longer airing on CN.
- She doesn't unveil live-action series and shows, exclusively focusing on cartoons. For example she removed Hall of Game Awards.
- Unveils good/decent shows such as O.K. KO: Let's Be Heroes, We Bare Bears, Mighty Magiswords, Unikitty! and upcoming new shows like Summer Camp Island and Apple & Onion.
Miller has had a negative public reaction to her tenure. This is mainly due to her deconstruction of original or older content from Boomerang, as well as a widely-criticized daily schedule that, at least for long periods of time, consisted only of Teen Titans Go! in addition to whatever additional series was releasing new episodes at the time. Many acquired series, most notably the Pokemon anime that ran on the network for a decade-and-a-half, even made a switch to another channel and/or stopped airing, multiple original shows either ended or went on hiatus, older shows were used (mostly without the original creator's permission) to create reboots that received poor reviews, and many pitched shows that received widespread acclaim, including a sequel to Codename: Kids Next Door, were denied production in favor of shows that appeal to younger audiences.
In comparison, many point out that the team at Adult Swim is thriving during this period with Rick and Morty, which became a huge cultural phenomenon, as well as a fifth and final season of a Cartoon Network show, Samurai Jack.