20th Century Fox Television has tapped Michael Thorn as its new head of drama development, replacing Patrick Moran, reports Nellie Andreeva on Deadline.com.
Moran said he decided to leave after spending seven years at the studio, opting to look for something "more producer-driven and more hands-on in a more managed volume environment." But 20th TV had also been considering an executive change, and the departure was a mutual decision.
Thorn will start in his new role at the beginning of June. He’s coming from Lost Marbles TV, formerly called Adelstein Prods., where he executive produced several projects such as the pilot "Supreme Courtships," which he joined in 2006.
Previously Thorn had worked as vice president drama development at NBC, where he worked on series including "Heroes" and "Friday Night Lights."