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Landgraf to Head FX Networks

5/10/2005 8:31 AM Eastern

John Landgraf has officially been named president and general manager of FX Networks.

Landgraf, who had been FX’s president of entertainment, succeeds Peter Liguori, who was named president of entertainment at Fox Broadcasting Co. in March.

He will assume responsibility for all business and programming operations of FX and Fox Movie Channel, including program development, scheduling, marketing, public relations, research and business.

During his tenure at FX, Landgraf -- who, prior to joining the network, served as president of production company Jersey Television -- oversaw the creative development of the network’s freshman firehouse drama, Rescue Me, which averaged a 2.3 household rating last year. He’s also expected to debut as many as four new scripted series later this year.

“John's experience as both a network executive and also a producer and writer is exactly what's needed for FX to keep building upon its momentum of the past three years," Fox Networks Group CEO Tony Vinciquerra said in a prepared statement.

“FX is better-positioned today than it has ever been, and we expect John's expertise to enhance FX's strength across both the business and creative communities,” he added.

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