John Landgraf Named CEO of FX Networks, FX Productions

In new position, John Landgraf will oversee all aspects of entertainment and business operations for FX Networks and FX Productions

John Landgraf, formerly the president and general manager of FX Networks and FX Productions, has been promoted to chief executive officer of both entities.

The announcement was made Tuesday by Fox Networks Group chairman and CEO Peter Rice, to whom Landgraf will continue to report.

Under his new position, Landgraf will oversee all aspects of entertainment and business operations for FX Networks, a stable that will continue to grow with the upcoming launch of FXX. Landgraf will also oversee FX Productions, which was started by Landgraf and produces or co-produces a number of FX series, including "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "The Americans" and "Sons of Anarchy."

He'll also be responsible for FXNOW, FX Networks' digital video-on-demand platform.

Landgraf came aboard FX in 2004 as president of entertainment and was made president and general manager of FX Networks the following year. Prior to starting with FX, Landgraf was president of Jersey Television, which he co-founded, and also served as vice president of primetime series for NBC from 1994 to 1999.

“John's integrity, creativity and leadership have made FX a home for fearless writers, actors and directors,” Rice said of the promotion. “He has also formed a close-knit team of exceptional executives who are together enjoying an amazing run of creative and business success.  Everyone at Fox is excited to see our valued colleague receive this richly deserved promotion.”

“All of us at FX Networks are grateful for the tremendous vote of confidence Peter Rice and News Corporation have shown us through their steadfast support and investment in our ambitious programing expansion,” Landgraf added. “The FX executive team and the gifted artists who create our fearless brand of programming are brilliant, and it is a great privilege to continue on this journey with all of them.”