×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Two execs ankling Fox TV

In the first big executive shuffle since Peter Roth was named president of Fox Entertainment Group last fall, the heads of primetime programs and comedy development are ankling the network, and Cheryl Bayer is joining Fox from CAA.

Bob Greenblatt, executive vice president of primetime programs, is leaving the network June 6, as has been rumored for months. There’s still no word on where he’s going or who will replace him, but sources have speculated that he might join the film side of News Corp.

Theresa Edy, vice president of comedy development, also left Fox Friday, as had been expected. As the new senior vice president of comedy development, former CAA agent Bayer is taking over Edy’s duties, starting today. Two other programming executives have been promoted: Danielle Claman has been upped to senior vice president of drama development from VP, and Mike Darnell, senior vice president of specials, will now oversee alternative programming too. His new duties include oversight of animation, sketch and reality series.

Lauren Carrao, vice president of alternative programming and latenight, had been rumored to be heading for a job at DreamWorks, but so far, she is still at the network. Darnell continues to report to Roth, and Claman and Bayer will report to Roth until a replacement for Greenblatt is named.

Prior to joining CAA in 1995, Bayer was head of talent and productions at ABC Prods.

More TV

  • Noah Oppenheim

    NBCU Has Likely Succession Plan Set at NBC News

    NBC News President Noah Oppenheim has been battling Ronan Farrow in recent and disturbing headlines, but the executive remains the most likely candidate to succeed NBC News and MSNBC Chairman Andy Lack, according to people familiar with the matter. Lack, who has seen NBC News through one of its most tumultuous eras, has a contract [...]

  • Succession Season 2 Roman Gerri

    How 'Succession' Turned Rich-People Problems Into TV's Most Satisfying Drama (Column)

    It was only as the credits rolled on the Season 2 finale of “Succession” that I realized I was standing. At some point during the exhilarating final scene, I’d apparently leapt to my feet, radiating with the thrill of watching the last meticulously placed domino fall. It was startling to understand just how invested I’d [...]

  • '100% Wolf - Legend of the

    '100% Wolf - Legend of the Moonstone' Leads Most Viewed Show at MipJunior

    Animated series “100% Wolf – Legend of the Moonstone” from Germany’s Studio100 Media topped the poll of most-watched shows at MipJunior, the children’s content market in Cannes, which wrapped Sunday. The series follows the adventures of Freddy Lupin, a young werewolf who has been accidentally turned into a poodle, but is determined to prove he’s [...]

  • jay-wallace-fox-news

    'News Stars' Will Fill Shepard Smith's Slot, Says Fox News President (EXCLUSIVE)

    Shepard Smith has left the Fox News building, but his hour will remain staffed by employees from the network’ news division. Bret Baier, Chris Wallace, Brit Hume, Shannon Bream, Martha MacCallum, Bill Hemmer and John Roberts are among the Fox News Channel news anchors who will do a stint in the 3 p.m. hour vacated [...]

  • craig-ferguson-join-or-die

    Craig Ferguson Game Show 'The Hustler' Gets Picked Up by ABC

    Comedian and host Craig Ferguson is returning to the airwaves with a new trivia game show series at ABC, “The Hustler,” in which one player will already secretly know all the answers. The format involves five contestants working together on a series of trivia questions, with the aim of growing and winning a collective prize [...]

  • Patrick Dempsey poses with his 'Excellence

    Patrick Dempsey, Alessandro Borghi Discuss Being Part of 'Devils'

    Patrick Dempsey (“Grey’s Anatomy”) and Italian actor Alessandro Borghi (“Suburra”), who co-star in the anticipated financial-world thriller series “Devils,” said the show pulled them into uncharted territories. A sign that the TV drama business is becoming increasingly global, “Devils” marks the first truly international drama for both actors. Although it shot in English, “Devils” was [...]

  • Foto conceitual de Aruanas, feita no

    Globo's 'Aruanas': Estela Renner on a Female-Centric Amazon Thriller

    CANNES  — Do yourself a Netflix. On July 2, Brazilian media giant Globo launched Amazon.set thriller “Aruanas,” a single scripted series produced for OTT service Globoplay, in 150 countries worldwide using Vimeo-powered platform aruanas.tv. It offers  subtitles in 11 languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Russian, Arabic, Hindi, Turkish and Korean. That global initiative reflects [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content