Executive Producer/Co-Showrunner of “Supergirl”
Robert Rovner serves as executive producer/co-showrunner of “Supergirl” on The CW.
Born and raised in Connecticut, Rovner received his B.S. in Mass Communication from Boston University and later matriculated for his law degree at UCLA School of Law. He began his professional career in the mailroom of Hearst Entertainment.
With his former writing and producing partner, Jon Cowan, Rovner spearheaded UK mega-producer ITV/Granada Media’s TV movie division in the US, writing two movies for them, setting up over 50 hours of network and cable programming, and serving as executive producer on the CBS hit, “Take Me Home: The John Denver Story” and “Princess of Thieves” starring Kiera Knightly.
In 2000, Rovner (along with Cowan) abandoned television movies to pursue series writing, landing a staff writer job on Joel Silver’s “Freedom.” In 2001 he wrote and produced the pilot Eastwick based on John Updike’s “The Witches of Eastwick,” and in 2002 he wrote the pilot “Speed,” based on the feature film. Since then, Rovner has worked exclusively in TV series, writing on such series as “Dallas” and “American Dreams.” He also wrote for “Crossing Jordan,” where he served as executive producer and showrunner in its final season, and “Private Practice,” where he also served as executive producer and showrunner for the Shonda Rhimes hit. Rovner also co-executive produced the show “Blood & Oil.”
Rovner is married to wife Susan and has three children.