12:34pm PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
Fox Comedy, Drama Heads Re-Up
Fox Broadcasting's top drama and comedy executives are re-upping their contracts. Drama head Terence Carter and comedy head Suzanna Makkos have inked new deals that will see them stay put at the network.
Carter, who currently handles drama development and current series, will add oversight of event series to his responsibilities. With his promotion to executive vp of drama programming, development and event series, he'll oversee limited-run shows like Prison Break and X-Files. Vice president of event series Rachel Rusch, who's been in charge of limited-run programming and live scripted events, will now report to Carter.
Makkos, meanwhile, will continue as executive vp of comedy development and programming. In the role, she oversees comedy development and current series. Both Carter and Makkos will continue to report to Fox Entertainment president David Madden.
During his tenure at Fox, Carter has helped to develop Empire, Lucifer, Lethal Weapon, Gotham and forthcoming series 24: Legacy and Star. Makkos, for her part, has been intimately involved with Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Last Man On Earth and New Girl.
The contract negotiations mark the first for the pair under the new leadership of chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman. Carter and Makkos were promoted from vps to senior vps in 2011, and to executive vps in 2014.