Makkos, Wiley named senior VPs of comedy; Carter upped in drama

Fox has upped three execs from its development ranks.

Suzanna Makkos and Marcus Wiley have been promoted to senior VP in comedy development. On the drama side, Terence Carter will moving up to senior VP as well.

Makkos and Wiley will continue oversight of Fox’s laffer slate, which includes both live action and animation. The trio report to entertainment prexy Kevin Reilly.

The promotions effectively eliminate the exec veep programming post that was previously held by Matt Cherniss, who exited the network earlier this year.

“Suzanna, Marcus and Terence have delivered for Fox and have delivered for me,” Reilly said. “I trust their creative judgment 100%.”

Fox is also hiring four support staff members in development, as it tries to bolster its team in mining new series going forward.

Among the series that Makkos and Wiley have cultivated are “The Cleveland Show,” “Raising Hope” and “Bob’s Burgers.”

Carter came to Fox from NBC, where he was VP of drama programming. At Fox he’s had a hand in new drama “The Chicago Code” and “Lone Star,” which was a critical hit but failed to generate ratings. He’s also been working closely on the ambitious “Terra Nova,” which is set for a sneak preview in May.

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