By Karen Ruiz For Dailymail.com
Published: 21:03 BST, 16 October 2020 | Updated: 21:04 BST, 16 October 2020
Peter Roth will leave his job as chairman of Warner Bros Television Group in 2021, the company announced on Friday
Veteran television executive Peter Roth is stepping down as chairman of Warner Bros. Television Group after 22 years at the helm of the studio.
Roth is best known for overseeing the development of several hit shows including The West Wing, The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Gilmore Girls, and Gossip Girl.
In a statement released on Friday, Warner Bros on announced Roth will leave his post in early 2021.
Ann Sarnoff, chair and chief executive of Warner Media Studios and Networks Group, said Roth 'felt that this was the right time to transition in a new leader for the group.'
'We're thankful for his contributions to our company and wish him the very best,' she said in a statement.
His departure comes after he was appointed chairman of the company in February, when he signed a one-year extension to his contract