Warner Horizon TV Beefs Up Scripted Programming Team

Warner Horizon Television is beefing up their scripted programming team with the promotion of Leigh London Redman to senior vice president of the department.

The Warner Bros. based company has also moved Stephanie Groves from Warner Bros. TV, where she was in the current programming department, to Warner Horizon. There, she will focus on development in her new post as vice president of scripted programming.

Groves will work alongside fellow scripted programming vice presidents Lisa Ridenhour — who just signed a new deal to continue as VP of scripted, focusing on current content — and Lisa Roos.

London Redman (pictured, left), in her new role, will oversee the studio’s day-to-day scripted creative affairs, developing ideas for new shows, while also supervising programming for Warner Horizon’s current series. She succeeds Shelley Zimmerman, who lead the department since 2006.

“Leigh has done a terrific job for Warner Horizon Television during her five years at the company. She has everything you want in a top creative executive: sharp instincts, excellent relationships with writers and producers, and the ability to provide those artists with the positive environment they need to do their best work. We are delighted to be able to reward her efforts with this well-deserved and well-earned promotion,” Susan Rovner and Brett Paul, co-presidents of Warner Horizon scripted television, announced Tuesday.

London Redman has been with Warner Harizon since 2010 when she joined as VP of the scripted department, working on “Longmire” and “Dallas,” among other series. Previously, she was at CBS TV Studios where she helped develop “The Good Wife,” “Hawaii Five-O” and “90210.” She began her career and APA.

Of the remainder of the boosted scripted team, Rovner and Paul commented: “We are so pleased to have Stephanie join the Warner Horizon Television team. She has managed some of Warner Bros. Television’s most successful recent drama series, and now she has the opportunity to apply that skill set to helping to develop new original programming for the company. With Lisa Roos also focused on development and Lisa Ridenhour continuing to spearhead current programming, we have a first-rate team in place at WHTV that is well-positioned to continue the company’s growth and success.”

Warner Horizon’s scripted staff is rounded out by Brittney Haas, who manages drama, and Kyle Schmitz, who manages comedy.

Ridenhour (pictured, right) joined Warner Horizon in 2009, and has held her current VP position since 2012. With her new renewal deal, she will continue to manage current programming for ongoing series at the studio. Among the shows she’s worked on at the company are “Pretty Little Liars,” Rizzoli & Isles” and “Longmire.” Before Warner Horizon, she was at the CW where she worked on “Gossip Girl,” “Gilmore Girls” and more. Prior to CW, she was at Fox and The Jim Henson Company. She began her career as an assistant on NBC’s comedy “Mad About You.”

Roos joined the team last year, coming from Warner Bros. TV where she began in 2001 and rose to VP of drama development. There, she was on the development teams for “Gotham,” “Arrow,” “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Following,” among other series. She got her start at Innovative Artists.

Groves joined Warner Bros. TV in 1998 and most recently served as SVP of current at the studio. During her time there, she looked over “The Flash,” “Arrow,” “Person of Interest” and “Supergirl,” among other shows.

Warner Horizon’s scripted slate includes upcoming series “Harvest” at Spike and Netflix’s hotly anticipated “Full House” sequel “Fuller House,” which is due in 2016.

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