Universal TV Exec VP Drama Russell Rothberg Exits

The reorganization during Universal Television continues.

Executive vp play growth Russell Rothberg has exited a studio, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Sources contend Rothberg, whose agreement was due to end in Mar 2017, was formulation to leave afterwards though given a studio’s new regime, opted to exit early given a restructuring forward of a arriving shopping season. The separate is pronounced to be amicable.

The executive, whose final day was Thursday, assimilated a studio in 2009 and formerly served as comparison vp play programming during NBC and UTV prototype Universal Media Studios. During his time with a studio, Rothberg helped grown AE’s Bates Motel, NBC’s Chicago Fire and Jennifer Lopez play Shades of Blue. His some-more new credits embody NBC’s Emerald City and beginner Midnight, Texas as good as CBS’ redeveloped Jason Katims play Pure Genius.

Before entrance to UTV, Rothberg was vp stream programming during Fox, where he grown array including House, Bones, American Dad and The Sarah Connor Chronicles during his army from 2003-08. The exec is a former writer’s partner during UPN in 1998 and was a scriptwriter who wrote dual pilots as good as an part of Legacy.

For UTV, Rothberg’s depart comes as a studio recently saw former NBC conduct of play Pearlena Igbokwe reinstate Bela Bajaria as boss of NBC’s studio counterpart. Bajaria exited a studio following a five-year run after what sources contend was an inability to effectively supply NBC with scripted originals from the studio as promote networks continue to put an importance on owning their programming.