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[03/30/10 - 12:20 PM]
Susan Rovner Named Executive Vice President, Development, at Warner BroS. Television
She'll be responsible for spearheading the creation of new primetime programming for the broadcast network marketplace.

[via press release from Warner Bros. Television]

Susan Rovner Named Executive Vice President, Development, at Warner Bros. Television

March 30, 2010

Susan Rovner has been named Executive Vice President, Development, at Warner Bros. Television (WBTV), it was announced today by WBTV President Peter Roth.

In her new position, the highly respected Rovner � an 11-year veteran of the Studio � will report directly to Roth. She will be responsible for spearheading the creation of new primetime programming for the broadcast network marketplace, overseeing the division's drama and comedy development teams.

"Susan is one of the finest development executives in our business, a highly talented collaborator with impeccable taste in material and a breadth and depth of relationships with top creative talent," said Roth. "I've worked closely with her for more than 10 years, and she is the perfect person to lead our future development efforts."

Rovner will succeed Leonard Goldstein, who recently announced plans to segue from WBTV in June to serve as head of television at Fake Empire, the new production company formed by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.

Immediately prior to her promotion, Rovner had been WBTV's Senior Vice President of Drama Development since 2002, where she has overseen the development of some of the Studio's most important and successful programs. During her tenure, she has worked closely with WBTV's highly successful stable of one-hour series producers, including J.J. Abrams, John Wells, Jerry Bruckheimer, Bruno Heller, Josh Schwartz, Kevin Williamson and more.

Series developed by Rovner during her tenure include The Mentalist (the #1 new series of last season among Households and Total Viewers), Fringe (the #1 new series of last season among Adults 18�49), V (the highest-rated scripted series premiere of the 2009�10 season among Adults 18�49), The Closer (the #1 series on cable television with Households and Total Viewers), The Vampire Diaries (the most-watched show on The CW network, recently renewed for a second season), the pop culture phenomenon Gossip Girl (recently renewed for a fourth season), Nip/Tuck (which just completed its seven-season run with its 100th episode), One Tree Hill (currently in its seventh season), Supernatural (recently renewed for a sixth season) and more. Under Rovner's supervision, WBTV also developed the new one-hour series Human Target, among many others.

Rovner joined WBTV in 1998 as Director, Drama Development, and subsequently was promoted to Vice President, Drama Development, in 2001. During this time, she helped develop the long-running Cold Case (currently in its seventh season), as well as The O.C. and the critically acclaimed Everwood.

Before WBTV, Rovner was Executive Director, Movies for Television, at ABC.





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· CLOSER, THE (TNT)
· COLD CASE (CBS)
· EVERWOOD (WB)
· FRINGE (FOX)
· GOSSIP GIRL (CW)
· HUMAN TARGET (FOX)
· MENTALIST, THE (CBS)
· NIP/TUCK (FX)
· OC, THE (FOX)
· ONE TREE HILL (CW)
· SUPERNATURAL (CW)
· V (ABC)
· VAMPIRE DIARIES, THE (CW)









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