Peter Roth
Chris Frawley
United States
2019

Warner Bros. Television Group

Peter
Roth

Chairman

Roth has helped bring some of the most popular Warner Bros. series to the small screen, with shows including “The Big Bang Theory,” “Gilmore Girls” (the original and Netflix follow-up), “The Flash” and “Westworld.” So far, 32 WBTV series have exceeded the milestone 100-episode mark, with some even surpassing 200. Prior to assuming the role of chairman of Warner Bros. Television Group in early 2020, he operated as president and chief content officer, overseeing programming from Warner Horizon Television, Warner Bros. Animation, Telepictures, Shed Media and Warner Bros. International Television. Roth started out at ABC, then moved to Stephen J. Cannell Productions for six years, creating “21 Jump Street,” “Wiseguy” and “The Commish.” During his time at 20th Century Fox Television, he shepherded “The X-Files” and rose to president of Fox Entertainment.

Career

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

Education

  • Tufts University (MA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
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Peter Roth Upped to Chairman of Warner Bros. Television Group

Peter Roth Upped to Chairman of Warner Bros. Television Group

Warner Bros. Television Group president and chief content officer Peter Roth has inked a contract extension with the company that will make him chairman of the unit, a newly created position.In this role, Roth will continue to lead the group's TV production, including U.S. production of scripted, unscripted and alternative series for broadcast, cable and streaming. He will continue to work closely with Warner Bros. Worldwide TV Distribution president Jeffrey R. Schlesinger. Roth has served in his current position since...

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