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Friday, Jan. 10, 2020
The mass of television series is certifiably "bananas," according to the TV executive who has kept a close eye on its growth.
An estimated tally of all scripted programs available to viewers exceeded 500 for the first time, FX Networks head John Landgraf said. He is credited with coining...
Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019
Included in its haul of 17 Emmy nominations, Fosse/Verdon (FX Network) scored two for direction--one for Jessica Yu on the basis of the “Glory” episode, and the other earned by Thomas Kail for the installment titled “Who’s Got the Pain.”
As co-creator (with Steven Levenson) and...
Friday, Jun. 7, 2019
CNN Worldwide was named Global Excellence Marketing Team of the Year, while FX Networks has won North America Marketing Team of the Year at the Promax Awards 2019, the industry’s top prize for entertainment marketing and design.
Amsterdam-based DutchToast was named Global Excellence...
Wednesday, Sep. 12, 2018
There's so much television to watch or pretend to watch — have you really followed all of wrenching "The Handmaid's Tale" or even heartwarming "This Is Us"? — the guru who coined the term "peak TV" is upping the ante.
John Landgraf, the erudite chief executive of FX Networks, warned that...
Friday, Aug. 31, 2018
When "Sons of Anarchy" debuted in 2008, creator Kurt Sutter repeatedly heard the same comparison: it was the poor, white working class version of the HBO mob series, "The Sopranos."
Now that "Sons of Anarchy" spin-off "Mayans M.C." is set to launch, Sutter says he is prepared for it to...
Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018
Television is in danger of storytelling overload with diminishing returns to viewers, FX Networks' chief executive said Friday.
His previous caution that there was too much TV was overly narrow, John Landgraf said: "There's too much story, there's too much narrative."
That leads to...
Friday, Jun. 15, 2018
FX Networks was named North America Marketing Team of the Year for the eighth consecutive year at the 2018 PromaxBDA Promotion, Marketing and Design Awards on Thursday night (6/14). CNN Worldwide took home Marketing Team of the Year for the fourth consecutive year in the Global Excellence...
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017
The peak TV era of expanding programming choices is at risk of moving into an ominous state of monopoly, FX Networks CEO John Landgraf said.
Viewers and those who make shows could be the ultimate losers, he said.
"I don't want artists to find themselves in a situation where there's...
Friday, Jun. 9, 2017
FX Networks was named North America Marketing Team of the Year for the seventh consecutive year at the 2017 PromaxBDA Promotion, Marketing and Design Awards Thursday night (6/8), while CNN Worldwide won Marketing Team of the Year for the third straight year in the Global Excellence competition...
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016
Television viewers know there's a mind-boggling array of shows to attempt to watch. John Landgraf, the chief executive of FX Networks, predicted change is coming but not until the number of scripted series peaks at about 500 per year.
With a greater supply of U.S. television than can be...