FX’s Landgraf: Originals Perilous

Apr 13, 2009  •  Post A Comment

FX may have been one of the first cable channels to air award-winning original scripted drama, but its president, John Landgraf, thinks other networks are tempting fate by trying to cultivate too many original shows, TelevisionWeek says. The differing economics of cable and broadcast create risks for cable executives who get too enamored of originals, Mr. Landgraf said. “I’m of a different opinion than some of my competitors, in that I think that if you try to compete with them in terms of volume, you’re inevitably going to suffer erosion in terms of quality,” he said.
—Greg Baumann

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