Peter Roth
Chris Frawley
United States
2018

Warner Bros. Television Group

Peter
Roth

President / Chief Content Officer

Roth had a hand in bringing some of the most popular Warner Bros. series to the small screen, with shows including “The Big Bang Theory,” “Gilmore Girls” (including the Netflix reboot), “The Flash” and “Westworld.” So far, 24 WBTV series have exceeded the milestone 100-episode mark, with some even surpassing 200. He is president of Warner Bros. Television, Warner Horizon Television and Warner Bros. Animation while also overseeing Telepictures, Shed Media and Warner Bros. International Television. He began his career at ABC, then moved to Stephen J. Cannell Productions, where he stayed six years and created such series as “21 Jump Street” and “Picket Fences.” At 20th Century Fox Television, he shepherded “The X-Files” and was later named president of Fox.

Career

  • 20th Century Fox Television
  • ABC Entertainment
  • Stephen J. Cannell Productions

Education

  • Tufts University (MA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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