Warner Bros exec Peter Roth – who oversaw growth of The West Wing, Large Bang Idea and Gilmore Ladies – steps down as chairman after 22 years
- Peter Roth will depart his job as chairman of Warner Bros Tv Group in 2021
- The veteran TV exec has been on the helm of the manufacturing studio since 1999
- He was appointed chairman in February after signing a one-year extension to his contract which was because of expire this summer time
- CEO Ann Sarnoff stated Roth felt ‘this was the proper time to transition’
- Former Netflix exec Channing Dungey is rumored to be his successor
Peter Roth will depart his job as chairman of Warner Bros Tv Group in 2021, the corporate introduced on Friday
Veteran tv government Peter Roth is stepping down as chairman of Warner Bros. Tv Group after 22 years on the helm of the studio.
Roth is finest identified for overseeing the event of a number of hit reveals together with The West Wing, The Large Bang Idea, Two and a Half Males, Gilmore Ladies, and Gossip Lady.
In a press release launched on Friday, Warner Bros introduced Roth will depart his publish in early 2021.
Ann Sarnoff, chair and chief government of Warner Media Studios and Networks Group, revealed Roth’s departure had been within the works for ‘a while.’
‘[W]hile there’s by no means an awesome second to say goodbye, he felt that this was the proper time to transition in a brand new chief for the group,’ she stated.
‘We’re grateful for his contributions to our firm and want him the perfect.’
His departure comes after he was appointed chairman of the corporate in February, when he signed a one-year extension to his contract that was because of expire this summer time.
The veteran TV exec has been on the helm of the studio since 1999. He’s pictured with actress Kaley Cuoco, Time Warner CEO John Stankey (far left) and TV producer Chuck Lorre on the Large Bang Idea collection finale celebration in 2019
Roth was anticipated to get replaced by WBTV President Susan Rovner (proper) earlier than she left the studio in September. Channing Dungey (left) former Netflix exec and ex-president of ABC Leisure, is rumored to be Roth’s successor
Roth on Friday stated he was grateful that he was ‘in a position to say farewell on the proper time in the proper means and for the proper purpose.’
‘Working at Warner Bros. has been the best, most significant, most rewarding expertise of my profession,’ he stated.
‘I stay up for the following chapter of my profession and remaining related to these individuals who have meant a lot to me.’
Roth is finest identified for overseeing the event of a number of hit reveals together with The West Wing and The Large Bang Idea (pictured)
He was additionally the drive behind fashionable teen collection Gossip Lady
Previous to becoming a member of Warner Bros. in 1999, Roth developed programming for the Fox and ABC TV networks.
He was anticipated to get replaced by WBTV President Susan Rovner earlier than she left the studio in September to change into the brand new chairman of NBCUniversal’s TV & streaming division.
Sarnoff took over the studio and networks group in August as a part of a restructuring of AT&T’s WarnerMedia unit to give attention to the HBO Max streaming enterprise.
No substitute for Roth was named.
Channing Dungey, former Netflix exec and ex-president of ABC Leisure, is rumored to be Roth’s successor, in line with Deadline.