Gary Newman


Fox hires AMC president as entertainment boss

Fox has appointed AMC president and GM Charlie Collier as its entertainment boss. Collier, who is to serve as CEO of entertainment, will oversee “New Fox” and its entertainment strategy across live, scripted and non-scripted content. He will begin transitioning into his new role on November 1. The exec replaces Fox chairman and CEO Gary […]

Fox studio chiefs outline strategy after ‘shock’ Disney deal

Fox Television Group bosses have addressed the Walt Disney takeover of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets, noting they are unsure of their roles, but remain focused on “business as usual”. Gary Newman and Dana Walden (pictured) told reporters at a TCA tour event they had not yet had insight into their positions as co-chairmen at […]

AMC confirms Stillerman replacement

David Madden has been confirmed as president of original programming for US networks AMC and SundanceTV, replacing Joel Stillerman. He will also take on the same role at producer AMC Studios, reporting in all capacities to AMC, Sundance and AMC Studios president Charlie Collier. Madden was expected to make the move after leaving US broadcaster […]

Madden departs Fox with AMC role in sight

Fox entertainment president David Madden is stepping down, with reports claiming that he may be heading to AMC. US new stories suggest that he is in negotiations to replace AMC’s former president of original programming, Joel Stillerman, who left in May for a role at Hulu. Michael Thorn, the 20th Century Fox executive VP of […]

Dancing and X Factor exec lands Fox job

Former BBC Worldwide and Syco programming exec Rob Wade is the new head of alternative programming at Fox. Wade becomes president, alternative entertainment and specials at the US broadcast network. He has worked on the US versions of several big international entertainment shows. He was showrunner on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, and exec producer […]

The Simpsons breaks record for most episodes

The Simpsons has been renewed for 29th and 30th seasons – overtaking Gunsmoke as the long-running scripted series in the US by number of episodes. Gunsmoke ran for 635 eps between 1955 and 1975, but the two new seasons of animated Fox comedy The Simpsons will bring its total to 669. In an announcement made […]

Fox cancels one Burnett series, orders another

US broadcaster Fox has cancelled a Mark Burnett-produced dating series, but ordered a music-themed, interactive format from the prolific producer. At its TCA tour event, Fox revealed it had axed Coupled after one season, but picked up Beat Shazam, which counts The Voice producer Burnett (pictured), Beat the Lyrics creator Jeff Apploff and Shazam Entertainment […]

Fox now streaming primetime to subs

Fox Broadcasting has begun simulcasting its primetime programming via the Fox.com and Fox Now platforms. This makes Fox the first American broadcast network to offer its key programmes as a live-streamed service for its pay TV customers around the US, and stamps former Sky Deutschland chief Brian Sullivan’s mark on Fox’s digital strategy. The streams, […]

Fox order Seth MacFarlane comedy drama

US broadcaster Fox has ordered a 13-episode live-action comedy-drama from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. The series, currently untitled, is set for the 2017-18 season and will be set 300 years in the future following the motley crew of a “not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth’s interstellar fleet”. 20th Century Fox Television will produce, with MacFarlane […]

Fox burying Bones

Fox has ordered a new season of Bones, which the network said will be the last of the long-running procedural. The twelfth and final run of the show will take the number of episodes in Bones to 246, making it one of Fox’s longest-running series ever. “In times like these, marked by instability and doubt, […]

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