Jonathan Wax joins 20th TV

Longtime Fox exec will serve as vp drama development

Longtime Fox network drama executive Jonathan Wax has joined sister studio 20th Century Fox TV as vp drama development.

Wax will shepherd development of new hourlong projects for the studio, reporting to senior vp drama development Patrick Moran.

A 10-year veteran at the network, Wax started at Fox as an assistant to then-exec vp David Nevins in 1999. He most recently served as vp in Fox's drama department under Laura Lancaster.

His move to 20th TV coincides with the pending departure of Lancaster and the arrival of NBC vp drama Terence Carter, who will be named co-head of the Fox drama department with vp Rachel Bendavid.

As director and vp drama at the network in the past five years, Wax was involved in the development of such series as "Prison Break," "Bones" and "Lie to Me." He previously served as director of current programming, working on such series as "The Simpsons" and "24."