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Peter Roth to Step Down as Warner Bros TV Group Chairman in 2021

Peter Roth to Step Down as Warner Bros TV Group Chairman in 2021

Peter Roth will step down as Warner Bros. TV Group chairman early next year, ending a more than two-decade tenure atop the studio’s TV division.

Roth’s departure comes amid a major corporate restructuring at WarnerMedia under CEO Jason Kilar, who took over in May. Part of that reorganization, which saw the exits of Bob Greenblatt and Kevin Reilly, was creating a unified studios and networks group under Ann Sarnoff. Along with HBO programming president Casey Bloys, Sarnoff has oversight of all content development.

Warner Bros. gave no word on a potential replacement for Roth. Former Warner Bros. TV president Susan Rovner, who recently left for a top programming job with NBCUniversal, had been seen as a likely successor to Roth. Brett Paul, the other Warner Bros. TV president who worked alongside Rovner for many years, primarily handled the business aspect while Rovner led the creative. Two former Netflix creative executives,

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