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Fox’s Original Idea: No More Reruns

The network is committing itself to scheduling more original programming — all year, but especially in the summer — to counter the effects of cable and DVRs. The strategy includes “event series” like those that have performed well on cable. Among the event series in development is a remake of Shogun, an NBC miniseries that aired over five days in 1980.

Fox Ups Waterman To SVP, Current Programming

Fox Broadcasting Co. today elevated Shana C. Waterman to senior vice president, current programming. In this role, Waterman will assume more senior responsibility in overseeing production and serving as a primary creative adviser for Fox’s new and returning series. Her program slate has included Glee, Fringe, Family Guy, American Dad, Raising Hope, House and The […]