WBTV firms up programming team

Studio makes appointments in drama, comedy, current

Warner Bros. TV made a slew of executive appointments Tuesday that firmed up the studio's programming team.

Clancy Collins White, who helped develop ABC's "V" and NBC's upcoming "Chase," has been promoted to senior vp drama development and will spearhead efforts to create new hourlong programming. And Stephanie Groves, who recently oversaw Fox's "Fringe" and the CW's "Supernatural," has been upped to senior vp current programming, where she will help manage creative affairs for ongoing series.

"We have tremendous strength throughout the executive ranks at our company, and I am pleased to announce these very deserving new appointments and promotions which reward the dedication and accomplishments of this outstanding team," said Peter Roth, president of Warner Bros. Television.

Also, Adrienne Turner was named vp comedy development; Lisa Roos was promoted to vp drama development; Matthew King joins as vp drama development; Odetta Watkins was upped to vp current programming; and Christopher Mack was promoted to vp of the Warner Bros. writers workshop.
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