WHO: Peter Roth
EMCEE: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Chair Nicole Mihalka
GUEST SPEAKERS: Ava DuVernay, Greg Berlanti and Chuck Lorre
WHAT: Dedication of the 2,705th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Category of Television
WHERE: 6918 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Line Friends Store
WHEN: Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 11:30 A.M. PDT
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce proudly honored television executive Peter Roth with the 2,705th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, October 14, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star was dedicated in the category of Television in front of the Line Friends Store and across the street from the iconic Chinese Theatre.
“Peter Roth is one of the most beloved television executives and has been involved in the successes of many stars and television shows through his 22 years of leadership at the Warner Bros. Television Group. We are thrilled to honor him with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Joining Emcee Nicole Mihalka, Chair of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, to unveil the star were Ava DuVernay, Greg Berlanti and Chuck Lorre.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which administers the popular star ceremonies, encourages people who are unable to attend and fans around the world to watch the event exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.
Peter Roth is a native of Larchmont, New York. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and graduated cum laude from Tufts University in 1972. After graduating, he began his television career in 1975, as the assistant to the head of television at Filmways Television. In 1976, he became Manager of Children’s Programs at ABC and went on to spend the next decade at the network where he rose to Vice President of Current Primetime Series, overseeing such classic shows as Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, Moonlighting and Dynasty.
He went on to become President of Stephen J. Cannell Productions, where he was involved with the creation and sale of series such as 21 Jump Street and The Commish. In 1992, Roth was named President of Production, before becoming President of Twentieth Network Television (currently 20th Television) in 1993, where he oversaw the development and sales of The X Files, Picket Fences, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Practice and King of the Hill. He then made the jump to the Fox network in 1996 as President of Fox Entertainment, where was responsible for the development of the Emmy–winning Ally McBeal as well as That ’70s Show and Family Guy.
In 1999, Roth joined Warner Bros. Television where he remained for 22 years until he stepped down as Chairman of the Warner Bros. Television Group at the end of 2021. While leading Warner Bros. Television, Roth was responsible for signing exclusive overall deals with countless creators, including Chuck Lorre, Greg Berlanti, J.J. Abrams and Katie McGrath’s Bad Robot Productions, Ava DuVernay, John Wells, Damon Lindelof, Mindy Kaling, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Elizabeth Banks, Bruno Heller, Michael Patrick King, Steve Molaro, Nkechi Okoro Carroll, Bill Lawrence, Bryan Cranston, David Nutter, Rob Thomas, Matt Miller, and Robert Zemeckis, among others. During his more than two decades atop the studio’s independent television production business, 32 scripted primetime series reached the 100-episode milestone. Among them: The Big Bang Theory (279 episodes, the longest-running multicamera comedy in the history of television), Two and a Half Men, The West Wing, Gilmore Girls, Smallville, Gossip Girl, Shameless, Nip/Tuck, The Mentalist, Pretty Little Liars, Arrow, Mom, The Closer, Fringe, The Middle, George Lopez, The Flash, Mike & Molly, Person of Interest, Supernatural (327 episodes, the longest-running live-action fantasy series in American television history), Third Watch, The Vampire Diaries and One Tree Hill. The list of series and collaborators that Mr. Roth has been involved with is seemingly endless.
Peter Roth has not only been a leader in the entertainment industry, he has also been passionately involved with the many charities including: Autism Speaks, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, ETTA, and the Saban Community Clinic.