Disney TV rejig hands John Landgraf Nat Geo & Onyx Collective, while Simran Sethi adds Freeform

Disney Entertainment co-chair Dana Walden is reshuffling the TV division, with expanded roles for FX chief John Landgraf and ABC Entertainment exec Simran Sethi.

The changes were revealed in a memo to staff from Walden yesterday and come just a few weeks since she was promoted into her current position alongside Alan Bergman, who oversees film.

Landgraf, who is currently chairman of FX Content and FX Productions will now take oversight of National Geographic and Onxy Collective, while Sethi, previously EVP of programming and content strategy for ABC Entertainment, will add Freeform to her remit.

As a result, Tara Duncan will hand over her Freeform responsibilities to Sethi to focus on her role as president of Onyx Collective. Duncan, along with Courteney Monroe, president of content for National Geographic, will now report to Landgraf.

Programming and development for Freeform will now be combined with ABC Entertainment under Sethi, who previously had a stint as SVP of development at Freeform. She will continue to report to Craig Erwich, president of Disney Television Group.

Disney Branded Television president Ayo Davis will likewise continue to report to Erwich for her streaming duties, while now also reporting to him across development and programming on Disney Channel and Disney Junior.

Disney Television Studios will remain under Eric Schrier, who is expanding his role to include global original television strategy.

Debra OConnell will continue to oversee networks and ABC Owned Television Stations, and will add research, labor relations and TV business operations to her purview.

Following the reshuffle, Walden now has oversight across ABC Entertainment, ABC News, ABC Owned Television Stations, Disney Branded Television, Disney Television Studios, Freeform, FX, Hulu Originals, National Geographic Content and Onyx Collective.

“I have the utmost confidence in this team of proven and formidable leaders,” wrote Walden in her memo.

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