Susan Rovner has been upped to executive vice president of development at Warner Bros Television, and will oversee both the drama and comedy development teams. Rovner, who has spent 11 years at the studio, takes the place of Leonard Goldstein, who left to join Fake Empire partners Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. Rovner had been senior vice president of drama development, working on the development of such series as The Mentalist, Fringe, The Closer, The Vampire Diaries and most recently Human Target. “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 Warner Bros Television president Peter Roth.
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