Buzz has Watson made-for Fox exit

Fox Broadcasting Company’s senior vice president of longform programming Trevor Watson is negotiating his exit from the network, sources say. Fox had no comment, and Watson did not return phone calls, but sources say Watson is still under contract and is in talks to secure a release. Rumor has him heading to a small production company, where he’d be president.

News of his possible departure have many at Fox worried that inhouse made-fors will be drastically scaled back. Most of the movies that air on Fox are theatricals anyway, but word on the street is that the network may produce only four made-fors inhouse next year, while buying four more from outside producers.

Two other networks have canceled movie nights next season, though it’s too early to put made-fors on the endangered species list: Movies and made-fors are the first things plugged in when regular series tank.

More TV

  • Netflix placeholder

    Netflix Fires Executive Over Danny Masterson Comment

    Fox Broadcasting Company’s senior vice president of longform programming Trevor Watson is negotiating his exit from the network, sources say. Fox had no comment, and Watson did not return phone calls, but sources say Watson is still under contract and is in talks to secure a release. Rumor has him heading to a small production […]

  • SMILF Master of None Dirks Gently

    Fresh Voices in TV Who Broke Out in 2017

    Fox Broadcasting Company’s senior vice president of longform programming Trevor Watson is negotiating his exit from the network, sources say. Fox had no comment, and Watson did not return phone calls, but sources say Watson is still under contract and is in talks to secure a release. Rumor has him heading to a small production […]

  • The Good Fight

    TV News Roundup: 'The Good Fight' Sets Season 2 Premiere Date on CBS All Access

    Fox Broadcasting Company’s senior vice president of longform programming Trevor Watson is negotiating his exit from the network, sources say. Fox had no comment, and Watson did not return phone calls, but sources say Watson is still under contract and is in talks to secure a release. Rumor has him heading to a small production […]

  • Morning Joe MSNBC Joe Scarborough

    Cable News Ratings: MSNBC Posts Biggest Percentage Gains of 2017, Fox News Stays on Top

    Fox Broadcasting Company’s senior vice president of longform programming Trevor Watson is negotiating his exit from the network, sources say. Fox had no comment, and Watson did not return phone calls, but sources say Watson is still under contract and is in talks to secure a release. Rumor has him heading to a small production […]

  • SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: WEEKEND UPDATE --

    'SNL' Names Michael Che, Colin Jost Co-Head Writers

    Fox Broadcasting Company’s senior vice president of longform programming Trevor Watson is negotiating his exit from the network, sources say. Fox had no comment, and Watson did not return phone calls, but sources say Watson is still under contract and is in talks to secure a release. Rumor has him heading to a small production […]

  • Emmy Awards Placeholder

    TV Academy Announces Rule Changes for 2018 Emmy Awards

    Fox Broadcasting Company’s senior vice president of longform programming Trevor Watson is negotiating his exit from the network, sources say. Fox had no comment, and Watson did not return phone calls, but sources say Watson is still under contract and is in talks to secure a release. Rumor has him heading to a small production […]

  • Marvel's The Punisher Renewed for Season

    'Marvel's The Punisher' Renewed for Season 2

    Fox Broadcasting Company’s senior vice president of longform programming Trevor Watson is negotiating his exit from the network, sources say. Fox had no comment, and Watson did not return phone calls, but sources say Watson is still under contract and is in talks to secure a release. Rumor has him heading to a small production […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content