The Fox Broadcasting Company announced a key executive move today on the comedy side, naming Jonathan Gabay as senior vice president of comedy development and programming.
David Madden, president of entertainment for Fox, made the announcement. Gabay will report directly to Suzanna Makkos, executive VP of comedy development and programming for Fox.
“Gabay will be responsible for helping drive development efforts for the network’s comedy slate and leading series coverage on Fox’s comedy hits,” the network said in today’s announcement.
The announcement also notes: “Gabay joined Fox in 2011 as manager of comedy development and was subsequently promoted to director, executive director and vice president of comedy development and programming. In this role, he was involved in the development of such series as ‘Dads,’ ‘Enlisted’ and ‘The Grinder’ for the network.”
Gabay currently oversees “Family Guy,” “The Mick” and upcoming comedy “Ghosted.” He managed “New Girl” and “The Last Man on Earth” for three seasons each, and developed “The Mick,” “The Last Man on Earth” and “Ghosted” along with the midseason comedy “LA to Vegas.”
Jonathan Gabay (Fox)