In the wake of the acquisition of 20th Television and 21st Century Fox by Disney, which left Fox Entertainment as an indie without a studio partner, Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier was upbeat about the new landscape during the Fox presentation last week at the Television Critics Association summer press tour.
“Our independence allows us to question every assumption about what it means to be a broadcast network. But rest assured, the Fox evolution is under way,” Collier said. “We’re vying with the best in the business for writers and creative partners and we’re committed to making sure they know what Fox is building and what kind of home it will be.”
TVWeek Open Mic writer Hillary Atkin, who took in the presentation, notes: “Collier was known to be a creative-friendly exec when he ran AMC, overseeing groundbreaking shows like ‘Mad Men,’ ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘The Walking Dead,’ so his promise carries much weight.”
The Fox presentation also spotlighted programming including “BH90210,” “Prodigal Son” and “Almost Family.” Click here to read Hillary’s full report.