John Landgraf
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Now a part of Disney after the conglomerate’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets, Landgraf remains head of FX after solidifying its reputation as a basic-cable go-to for forward-thinking original series by giving showrunners creative freedom to simply do what they do best. Among the shows he has championed as head of the cabler are “Pose,” “Fosse/Verdon,” “Atlanta,” “The Americans,” “Archer” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” as well as hit anthologies “American Horror Story” and “Fargo.” Landgraf, the 2019 Variety Showman of the Year, is known for his cerebral, data-driven exchanges with reporters twice annually at the Television Critics Association press tour. His career breakthrough came in NBC programming under Warren Littlefield, and he later founded Jersey Television with Danny DeVito.


  • Jersey Films
  • Sarabande Productions
  • NBC Entertainment


  • Claremont Consortium of Colleges (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • Creative Leadership
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FX's John Landgraf on Hulu Viewership Data, Emmys Consideration

FX's John Landgraf on Hulu Viewership Data, Emmys Consideration

FX chief John Landgraf has long been a proponent of transparency, making public his research team's hyper-analyzed TV viewership data on a regular basis. But with the launch of FX on Hulu, the basic cabler's new streaming home, how its shows' viewership is divulged is not entirely up to him.Landgraf, of course, is privy to granular data on how his shows are performing on the service. He knows just how many people have seen "A Christmas Carol," and when. (They're...


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