Rob Dwek, who recently ankled his post at ABC Entertainment, is in serious talks with Fox Broadcasting Co. about the No. 2 post there, replacing Bob Greenblatt.
Sources caution that no deal is done and that Dwek is also discussing other potential posts within and outside News Corp.
But negotiations for the top comedy and drama series development job under Fox Entertainment Group prexy Peter Roth have been ongoing for several weeks, and the hiring of Dwek for that spot appears to be the most likely scenario.
The exact title that Dwek would be given has not yet been decided, but Greenblatt had the post of executive VP of primetime programming before leaving to form his own production company with David Janollari this summer.
The move to Fox would be a good one for Dwek, who spent only five months at ABC as executive VP of series programming, and decided to leave when it became apparent that there was no job for him.
Dwek was hired as the No. 2 exec at ABC Entertainment under prexy Jamie Tarses, but was essentially demoted to the No. 3 post after Stu Bloomberg moved in during the summer as chairman of the division over Tarses.
Dwek is well-liked, but some insiders expressed surprise that Fox would choose him as Greenblatt’s replacement: His background is in drama, an area where Fox already has plenty of experienced executives, including Roth and senior VP of drama development Danielle Claman.
Fox has a greater need for strong comedy execs, and Dwek had no comedy experience before joining ABC in April.
Prior to ABC, Dwek was president of Kushner-Locke TV, where he developed ABC’s short-lived drama “Gun” and the current Thursday drama “Cracker.”
Dwek was in Thailand and unavailable for comment, and Fox had no comment.