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A&E scripted chief switches to Fox

Scripted-logo-460_2Gabriel MaranoGabriel Marano has joined the drama division at Fox Broadcasting Company, with his current network, A&E, getting out of scripted production.

Marano was senior VP of drama production at US cable channel A&E until recently, when the channel decided to ditch scripted in favour of more traditional unscripted genres.

At Fox, he will be SVP of drama programming and development, working alongside drama SVP Brooke Bowman and reporting into executive VP of drama development and programming Terence Carter.

He’ll be based in LA, and supervise development and production of new and returning scripted series.

This marks a second spell within the ranks of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, having spent ten years at Fox Television Studios before his spell at A&E, which began in 2013 as VP of drama programming.

While at A&E, Marano worked on series including Bates Motel, Longmire and The Returned, while his first run at Fox saw him develop USA Network series Burn Notice and IFC’s Maron.

Joining Fox Broadcasting means he reunites with David Madden, who previously led Fox TV Studios and is now president of entertainment at the network.