LOS ANGELES — Veteran TV business executive Channing Dungey was appointed chairman of the Warner Bros. Television Group later tenures in ABC and Netflix where she shepherded hit shows such as”Scandal.”
Dungey, who in ABC in 2016 became the first African American leader of a network entertainment department, will succeed veteran Warner executive Peter Roth when he steps down in the article early next year, the business announced Monday.
Following an ABC career that spanned 14 decades, for example as a succession development executive, Dungey was hired by Netflix in overdue 2018 because of its former president for the first series. She stepped earlier this month, sparking reports she had been destined for Warner Bros.
While at ABC, Dungey was accountable for shows such as”The fantastic Doctor,” the resurrection of”American Idol” and also the”Roseanne” reboot with Roseanne Barr — canceling the sitcom in 2018 above a racist tweet from Barr which Dungey knew as”repugnant.”
Throughout Dungey’s tenure at Netflix, she worked together with”Scandal” and”Grey’s Anatomy” creator Shonda Rhimes, one of the prominent manufacturers and celebrities enticed into the streaming service with profitable deals. Dungey oversaw jobs including”Away” with Hilary Swank and Octavia Spencer’s”self-evident: Created By the Life Span of Madam CJ Walker.”
Television Group is part of the parent firm’s WarnerMedia team that includes HBO along with the newly established HBO Max streaming support.
“That is such an electrical time in our market, and we’ve as much opportunity available to people between Warner Bros.’ core companies and HBO Max, I can’t wait to dip in,” Dungey said in a statement.