Carolyn Cassidy Named Head of Current for 20th Century Fox TV

Twentieth Century Fox TV is making a change at the top of its current programming department. Comedy exec Carolyn Cassidy has taken the reins from Fox vet Jeffrey Glaser, who is leaving the studio after a 19-year run.

“Jeffrey has been an extraordinary contributor to the success of this company, and he will be deeply missed,” said Jonnie Davis, 20th TV’s president of creative affairs. “As he explores his next career options, he will always have an open door at this studio. And we’re pleased and grateful that he will serve as a consultant on many of our series.”

Glaser will remain with the studio during a transition phase. “Now is the right time to take on a new creative challenge,” he said in announcing his departure.

Cassidy, now senior VP of current, has been with 20th TV since 2009 after stints at NBC and ABC Studios. She joined as VP of comedy series and was upped to senior VP in 2013. Among her recent projects has been shepherding 20th’s ABC comedy “Fresh Off the Boat” through its successful first season.

Cassidy is “as smart and strategic as she is passionate about our series, and we think under her strong leadership and oversight, our current shows — which are the studio’s lifeblood — will continue to thrive and grow,” Davis said.

(Pictured: Carolyn Cassidy, Jeffrey Glaser)

 

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