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Fox Names Rachel Rusch Head of Event Series

Rachel Rusch has been named vice president of event series for Fox Broadcasting Company.

Rusch, who will report to FBC entertainment president David Madden, will oversee the network’s limited-run programming initiatives, working with 20th Century Fox Television, FX Productions and outside studios to commission and develop large-scale event series, as well as live scripted events, including the upcoming “Grease: Live.”

The role has been vacant since the departure of Shana C. Waterman and Jeni Mulein last year.

“Rachel and I worked together for years at Fox Television Studios, where she proved to be one of the most astute story minds I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. I consider it no small triumph to have lured her back into working with me again, in the very important area of event series,” said Madden. “She is a literary dynamo, a passionate lover of television and a tremendous partner to creators, and I look forward to her enthusiasm and insights in managing our event series slate.”

Rusch recently served as director of development for Fabrik Entertainment, where she produced drama series “Bosch” for Amazon and set up projects at broadcast and cable nets for the upcoming 2015-16 season.

She was also manager of programming at Fox Television Studios, where she served as a current executive on series including FX’s “The Americans,” “The Killing” on AMC/Netflix and USA’s “White Collar” and “Sirens.”

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