Susan Rovner & Brett Paul Named Scripted Co-Presidents For Warner Horizon Television

By | Monday March 17, 2014 @ 11:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

brettpaulrovnerWarner Bros TV‘s head of development Susan Rovner is further expanding her turf, also taking over development for the studio’s cable division Warner Horizon TV.  Rovner and top WBTV business executive Brett Paul have been named co-presidents of Warner Horizon Scripted Television. They succeed Warner Horizon EVP Craig Erwich, who left this month.

WarnerHorizonRovner, who will continue in her role as EVP Development for broadcast-focused WBTV, will also be spearheading the development and programming of the studio’s cable scripted series. Paul, who already had been involved in Warner Horizon’s business operations, will maintain his role as EVP of WBTV, while assuming formal oversight for all business operations for the cable production unit. The process of Warner Horizon’s split into scripted and unscripted began last summer with the hire of former Fox alternative head Mike Darnell to lead all of WBTV’s reality and syndication efforts. Warner Horizon’s unscripted business executive team will report to both Darnell and Paul. Read More »

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Bravo Buys Mystery Family Dramedy From Jill Gordon & Lin Pictures

By | Wednesday September 25, 2013 @ 11:40am PDT
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Bravo has put in development a dramedy project from Warner Horizon and Dan Lin’s Warner Bros-based Lin Pictures. Written by Jill Gordon, the untitled project centers on an eccentric New England family that decides to take … Read More »

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Adam Shankman Inks First-Look Deal With Warner Horizon Television For Cable Series

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Adam Shankman is venturing into cable. The director/producer/choreographer and his sister, producer Jennifer Gibgot, have closed a two-year first look deal with Warner Horizon Television for their Offspring Entertainment banner. Under the pact, the duo will develop and … Read More »

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TBS Orders Comedy Pilot From Conan O’Brien’s Company

By | Monday September 12, 2011 @ 11:13am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

TBS is expanding its relationship with late-night host Conan O’Brien to primetime. The cable network has ordered a half-hour comedy pilot from O’Brien’s Warner Bros TV-based production company Conaco. WBTV’s cable division Warner Horizon Television will produce. The multi-camera sitcom, … Read More »

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It’s Official: A&E Picks Up ‘Longmire’ To Series

By | Friday August 26, 2011 @ 1:45pm PDT
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A&E Passes On ‘Big Mike’, Leans Toward Picking Up ‘Longmire’ To Series
The pickup had been pending for a while and became a forgone … Read More »

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Reality Producer Mike Fleiss Joins ‘H8R’

By | Wednesday July 13, 2011 @ 11:00am PDT

Mike Fleiss, the creator and executive producer of The Bachelor franchise, is joining the CW’s new series H8R. He will team with creators Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey and Jeremy Spiegel, along with host Mario Lopez, as executive producers on the one-hour reality … Read More »

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First Look: TNT’s ‘Dallas’

TNT gave viewers their first glimpse of its newly greenlighted series Dallas on Monday night during the season premieres of The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles. The Warner Horizon Television-produced project — which got the go-ahead late last week with a 10-episode order for a summer 2012 premiere — is from … Read More »

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NBC’s ‘The Voice’ Carries Sky High Pricetag

So I hear that NBC’s heavily hyped upcoming warble show The Voice from John de Mol, Mark Burnett, and Warner Horizon Television is costing a whopping $1.4 million per episode. Given that this is a U.S. adaptation of … Read More »

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Carson Daly To Host NBC’s ‘The Voice’

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EXCLUSIVE: NBC’s late-night host Carson Daly is in negotiations to host NBC’s ambitious new singing competition series (and American Idol rival) The Voice, from top reality producers John de Mol (Big Brother) and Mark Burnett (Survivor) and … Read More »

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NBC Teams With John De Mol & Mark Burnett For Singing Reality Series

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In its biggest challenge to Fox’s American Idol (and X Factor), NBC has ordered The Voice of America (working title), a singing competition show from leading reality producers John de Mol (Big Brother) and Mark Burnett (Survivor) and Warner Horizon Television. The show, in which contestants vie for a recording contract, is modeled after the Dutch version of the show (The Voice of Holland), which is the country’s #1 talent competition show in Holland. More from NBC’s release: Read More »

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TNT Cancels Cop Drama ‘Dark Blue’

By | Tuesday November 16, 2010 @ 5:16pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

The writing had been on the wall for the low-rated cop drama but TNT made it official today – Dark Blue will not be returning for a third season. The series starring Dylan McDermott and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Warner Horizon TV never found its footing and its renewal after … Read More »

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AMC Cancels ‘Rubicon’ After 1 Season

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It was a short run for AMC’s Rubicon, which is being canceled after one season. The political thriller, produced by Warner Horizon Television, premiered on Aug. 1, a year after it was ordered to series, and never found a … Read More »

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