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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...
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...
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...
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...
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016
The fall TV season always marks a reset of sorts, signaling an influx of new shows and a respite from reruns. That’s the way it’s been since TV began, back when there were only three or four networks and dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Well, almost.
But despite this time-honored ritual of...
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...
Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015
John Landgraf, the CEO of FX networks, feels the audience's pain.
"I long ago lost the ability to keep track of every scripted series," he confessed. "This year, I finally lost track of the ability to keep track of every programmer who's in the...