Channing Dungey
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Warner Bros. Television Group



Dungey had barely put in her Netflix resignation in October 2020 when it was announced she would succeed Peter Roth as chairman of Warner Bros. TV when he exits in early 2021, signaling the studio’s commitment to streaming. Named ABC Entertainment boss in 2016, Dungey became the first Black woman to oversee programming at a major broadcast network. Over two years, she helped launch “The Good Doctor,” revived “American Idol” and promptly cancelled “Roseanne” following misbehavior from star Roseanne Barr, before greenlighting Barr-free spinoff “The Connors.” Later as content VP and drama head at Netflix, Dungey was integral to one of the strongest subscriber-growth periods in its history.


  • ABC Entertainment
  • Netflix
  • Touchstone Television (DEFUNCT)


  • University of California–Los Angeles (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • Variety Power of Women
  • Women's Impact
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Chuck Lorre Salutes Former WBTV Chief Peter Roth: 'Our Happy Hugging Hero'

Chuck Lorre Salutes Former WBTV Chief Peter Roth: 'Our Happy Hugging Hero'

Producer Chuck Lorre paid tribute to former Warner Bros. TV Group chief Peter Roth as "our happy hugging hero" in a message featured on his custom vanity card that aired tonight at the end of the four Lorre-produced comedies on CBS' Thursday lineup.For vanity card No. 669, the prolific producer penned a cheeky poem that he dubbed "Peter at the Hug (With apologies to 'Casey at the Bat')."Roth led Warner Bros.' mighty TV group for 21 years before leaving early...


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