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New directors named at Fox

Phung ankles NBC, Lewis upped

NBC exec Quan Phung is joining Fox as director of comedy development, while Paul D. Lewis has been upped to director of current programming, the network announced Wednesday.

Phung had been director of Saturday morning programs and primetime series at the Peacock, supervising development of the net’s teen sked and working on the team that oversaw the frosh laffer “Will & Grace.” In his new role, he’ll develop comedies for Fox, reporting to Kelly Kulchak, veepee of comedy development.

Lewis, who had been a current programming manager, will continue to supervise creative administration for several Fox series, including “Family Guy,” “That ’70s Show” and “Party of Five.”

Replacing Lewis as manager of current programming will be Samie Kim, who most recently had been development coordinator for Fox Television Studios. She’ll tackle creative issues on “The Simpsons,” “Ally McBeal,” “Ally” and two midseason shows.

Kim and Lewis will report to Fox current comedy programming veepee Lance Taylor and drama current programming veepee Craig Erwich, who announced the appointment.

Michell to marketing

Separately, Fox Wednesday tapped Michael J. Michell to serve as director of affil research and marketing.

Michell, who had been director of station research and sales marketing for Gotham’s WNBC, will oversee affil-related projects and support Fox’s network distribution division. He’ll report to Barbara Tenney, veepee of affil research and marketing for Fox.

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