Peter Roth
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Warner Bros. Television Group

Peter
Roth

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.

Career

  • FOX Broadcasting Company
  • National Association of Television Program Executives

Education

  • Tufts University (MA, USA)

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Warner Bros. TV's Peter Roth on CBS' big "Big Bang" move: He approves

Warner Bros. TV's Peter Roth on CBS' big "Big Bang" move: He approves

 Roth (l) with Chuck Lorre and Bruce Rosenblum Warner Bros. TV prexy Peter Roth admits he feels some "trepidation" about CBS' decision to move "The Big Bang Theory" -- one of three CBS/Chuck Lorre sitcoms the studio now produces -- to Thursday nights at 8 p.m.But after digesting the decision a bit more, Roth has quickly become a fan."It's a very bold and aggressive move," he said. "I understand it, and I'm hoping it's for the best."Roth said CBS execs...

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