Familiar faces, new roles at FX

Cable net ups three execs among its 'cohesive group' of programmers

FX is keeping three key executives on its programming team, re-upping Nick Grad as executive vp original programming, upping Eric Schrier to executive vp at FX Prods. and adding the title of senior vp series development at FX and upping Danielle Woodrow to senior vp original programming.

FX president and GM John Landgraf said the moves were spurred by senior executive Matt Cherniss' recent departure to become executive vp entertainment at Fox but noted that there's "very little turnover" in the FX programming executive ranks.

"We're really a cohesive group of people," he said. "We're all passionate about the programming and work well as a team. I'm really proud of the dimension and caliber of our shows."

Grad will continue to oversee all areas of original programming, including series development and current programming. Grad, who joined FX in 2002, was upped to his current position three years ago and has since played a key role in the development of the dramas "Damages" and"Sons of Anarchy" and the comedy "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia."

At FX Prods., Schrier will oversee all series production under the FX Production banner and collaborate with outside studio partners on co-productions. At the network, he replaces Cherniss and also will continue to oversee alternative programming. Schrier joined FX in 2000 and worked his way up the ranks to become senior vp current series and alternative programming in 2005 and adding the title of senior vp at FX Prods. two years later.

Woodrow will serve as current series department head, replacing Schrier. She joined FX as vp current series in 2006, working closely on such shows as "Damages" and "Rescue Me." She also has overseen current on "Sons" and the upcoming comedy "Testees." (partialdiff)