MUMBAI: Warner Bros. Television has tapped Erin Gough Wehrenberg as its new senior vice president, comedy development.
In her position, Gough Wehrenberg will supervise the day-to-day operations of WBTV’s primetime comedy series development group, collaborating with existing WBTV-based writers and producers, and spearheading the company’s search for new talent and creative material.
"We loved working with Erin as a buyer and creative partner at the network, and we’ve seen first-hand her strong working relationships with talent and her great taste in material. She is a terrific executive and a perfect fit for our team," said Warner Bros. Television (WBTV) executive vice president, creative affairs Len Goldstein.
Gough Wehrenberg will report to Goldstein and will lead a team which also includes development vice presidents Lisa Lang and Wendy Steinhoff-Baldikoski. At the recent May 2009 upfronts, WBTV landed two new comedy series on ABC’s schedule for the 2009–2010 season: Hank, starring Kelsey Grammer and The Middle, starring Patricia Heaton. WBTV is also returning three sitcoms to the CBS schedule: Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory and The New Adventures of Old Christine.
Prior to joining WBTV, Gough Wehrenberg served for 13 years in a number of programming and development positions at NBC Entertainment and sister production company Universal Media Studios. Most recently, she was with Universal Media Studios as executive vice president.