Peter Roth
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United States

Warner Bros. Television Group


President / Chief Content Officer

In various capacities throughout his tenure at Warner Bros., Peter Roth has helped position the company as Hollywood’s most prolific television studio. Over the years, he’s had a hand in bringing some of the most popular series of the modern era to the small screen, with shows as different as “The Big Bang Theory,” “Gilmore Girls” (including the Netflix reboot), and “Pretty Little Liars.” So far, 24 WBTV series have exceeded the 100-episode mark. Some even surpassed 200 episodes.

Roth simultaneously serves as president of Warner Bros. Television, Warner Horizon Television, Warner Bros. Animation, and also oversees Telepictures, Shed Media, and Warner Bros. International Television. His influence spans scripted and unscripted genres, talk shows, animation, and even digital series.

“A good executive’s most important responsibility is to identify the best talent and to platform that talent to do their absolute best work to create an environment where they feel supported, appreciated, loved,” Roth said at an event at the Paley Center in 2015.

Roth began his career at ABC, then moved to Stephen J. Cannell Productions where he created series like “21 Jump Street” and ‘Wiseguy.” In his role at 20th Century Fox TV studios, he shepherded “The X-Files,” “The Practice,” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” among others, then rose to president of Fox. He joined Warner Bros in 1999, rising to President and Chief Content Officer in May 2013.


  • FOX Broadcasting Company
  • National Association of Television Program Executives


  • Tufts University (MA, USA)

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