Erwich resigns as exec vp at Fox


As part of the executive changes at the top of Fox Broadcasting Co. that saw Kevin Reilly joining as entertainment president and Peter Liguori being upped to chairman, entertainment, Fox veteran Craig Erwich, executive vp programming, has resigned.

"We've tried to keep him within the company, but there is no meaningful role for him at the network," Liguori said. "Craig is a beloved and respected executive within the ranks of Fox. He is an asset, and we're trying to figure out a way to keep him at (News Corp.)"

Erwich is in the midst of a multi-year contract he inked in March 2006 after speculation that he might look for new opportunities elsewhere.

As executive vp programming, he oversaw all of Fox's comedy and drama development as well as current programming. During his 12-year tenure at Fox, Erwich has been instrumental in developing such signature hits as "24," "The O.C." and, most recently, "Prison Break."

Erwich first came to Fox as director of current drama programming in 1995. He was promoted to executive vp programming in June 2004. Before Fox, he worked in development at Stephen J. Cannell Prods.